Canada’s immigration minister John McCallum said Canada will not suffer from Cologne-style sex attacks because the country “carefully selects” the Syrian refugees it takes in. McCallum said that because Canada has welcomed Syrian refugees “with open hearts and love,” Canadians will not be affected by their resettlement as Germany has been. “Most of them are not single men. Most of them are family members. Whereas Germany accepts everybody that comes to its borders,” McCallum said.
The minister stressed that Canada is not putting Syrian refugees ahead of its own people, especially when it comes to issues such as social housing.
The country had pledged to settle 25,000 refugees by 31 December, but lowered the figure to 10,000 in November.