Short answer – NO: Canada must accept thousands more Syrian refugees: Amnesty International

Long answer: NO

OTTAWA – Canada must open its doors and sponsor 10,000 Syrian refugees over the next two years, Amnesty International says.

Alex Neve, the human rights group’s secretary general, says Canada must do more to help those from the war-torn country resettle.

“There has not been a refugee crisis of this magnitude for generations,” Neve told reporters Friday.

“Canada should be leading the charge with this crisis.”

Of the 2,343 private sponsorship claimants, only 163 have been processed, Neve said.

Pic is from Toronto’s Refugee Enrichment Day aka al Quds Day at Queen’s Park.