Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau emerged from a historic first ministers meeting Monday to say that “Canada is going to be there for Syrian refugees” who are desperately seeking safety, noting the discussion around the table with the premiers was on the “safe and efficient arrival” of refugees, and building toward successful resettlement and participation in Canadian society.
“The security of Canadians remains at the very core of our planning to accept 25,000 Syrian refugees. Robust security planning continues to be an extremely high priority,”
[…] Security concerns over extremists potentially slipping in to Canada mean the Liberal government will likely exclude unaccompanied males from its planned resettlement of thousands of refugees. But gay men will be among the Syrian refugees the government is willing to bring in under a plan that will otherwise welcome primarily women, children and families.
The government is aware that gays could be persecuted, and therefore plans to include them in the selection process aimed at rescuing some of the region’s most vulnerable refugees. […] (ottawacitizen.com, 24/11/2015)