#elxn42: "Our country can and must do more" - Justin Trudeau responds to Syrian refugee petition

Oct 7, 2015 — The devastating humanitarian crisis in Syria and Iraq has rightly broken the hearts of Canadians across the country, and international society at large. 

In Canada, municipal and provincial leaders have already taken concrete action, as have many Canadians in a private capacity. It is time for federal leaders to step up, expand current refugee targets, and do more to alleviate the suffering of the Syrian refugees who are so desperately seeking safety.

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Canadians know that our country can – and must – do more to offer safe haven to the men, women, and children who are currently fleeing persecution in Syria and Iraq.