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Signature Policies: Syrian Refugees and Justin Trudeau

signature policies: Ian Kucerak/Edmonton Sun/Postmedia Network files William Watson March 14, 20197 00 AM EDTLast Updated March 14, 20197 00 AM EDTFiled underFP Share this story William Watson Now we know how well Trudeau's Syrian refugees are doing, according to CBC. It's not good Tumblr Pinterest Google Linked InRelated Stories Lawrence Solomon How robots will end mass-immigration policies and make workers happier Canada population explosion the biggest gain since 1957 fuelled by international migration Why Canada's immigration program misses the mark when it comes to filling jobs With the world now reconsidering Justin Trudeau, it's useful to update one of his very first signature policies the admission of 25,000 Syrian refugees in the opening months of his prime ministership. It's not good For government-assisted refugees, the employment rate is less than five per cent Supporters hold candles and signs during a Refugees Welcome rally held at the Alberta Legislature in Edmonton, Alta., on Tuesday September 8, 2015. We forget already how controversial that was signature grandstanding, many people thought and how the government at first had trouble meeting its self-imposed deadline. Unfortunately, the numbers are extremely preliminary 2016 census data for people who arrived in 2015 and early 2016. But the refugees eventually made it in and Statistics Canada recently published one of the first evaluations of how they're doing. ( As reported in the news.