The Trudeau government has revealed that it will not meet its deadline to bring 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada by New Year’s Day.

Instead, the Liberals expect 10,000 to land by Dec. 31, an additional 15,000 in January and February – and at least 10,000 more later in 2016, for a minimum of 35,000.

“Some of you will be asking, why did we delay?” Immigration and Refugees Minister John McCallum told reporters gathered in Ottawa.


(…)How many are actually coming and what kind of refugees?

There will be 15,000 government sponsored refugees and 10,000 privately sponsored refugees among the initial 25,000 arriving by the end of February.