Newspaper article The Canadian Press

A By-the-Numbers Look at Canada's Ongoing Efforts to Resettle Syrian Refugees

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

A By-the-Numbers Look at Canada's Ongoing Efforts to Resettle Syrian Refugees

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Syrian refugee resettlement, by the numbers

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OTTAWA - The Liberal government's Syrian resettlement program hit a milestone over the weekend with the arrival of the 25,000th Syrian refugee. Here's a by-the-numbers look at the program and its various moving targets:

25,000: Number of government-assisted Syrian refugees the Liberals originally promised during the federal election campaign to resettle themselves by the end of 2015, if elected; private sponsors would be expected to do more.

25,000: Total number of Syrian refugees, both government-assisted and privately sponsored, the Liberal government set out to resettle between Nov. 4, 2015, and Feb. 26, 2016, under the plan that was rolled out once they took office.

25,080: Total number of Syrian refugees who have arrived in Canada as of Feb. …

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