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Quebec will accept 3,650 Syrian refugees before Dec. 31, $29 million set aside for their arrival and integration

Quebec to welcome 3,650 Syrian refugees this year and next

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Quebec interim Public Security Minister Pierre Moreau said the plan calls for Ottawa to house new arrivals in federally operated welcome centres before they are relocated to one of 13 communities in Quebec.

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Quebec interim Public Security Minister Pierre Moreau said the plan calls for Ottawa to house new arrivals in federally operated welcome centres before they are relocated to one of 13 communities in Quebec.

By: The Canadian Press, Published on Wed Nov 25 2015

Quebec says it is prepared to accept 7,300 Syrian refugees by the end of 2016, as it outlined its strategy in the wake of Ottawa’s announcement that 25,000 Syrians will come to Canada by the end of February.

The province said it will accept 3,650 Syrian refugees before Dec. 31 and another 3,650 in 2016.

Pierre Moreau, the province’s acting public security minister, said the plan calls for Ottawa to house new arrivals in federally operated welcome centres before they are relocated to one of 13 communities in Quebec.

“The major operation that is beginning presents huge challenges for Quebec,” Moreau told a news conference Wednesday. “The Quebec government is ready. Our partners are ready and waiting.”

Most of the refugees will be staying in the Montreal area, including the nearby cities of Longueuil and Laval.

Immigration Minister Kathleen Weil had already announced in September a plan to accept 3,650 Syrian refugees in 2015, with $29 million set aside for their arrival and integration.

Weil says the same target has been set for 2016 and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has assured Quebec that additional financial resources would be made available as needed.

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There was no immediate word on when the bulk of the refugees will begin arriving.

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Migrants walk along a highway in Budapest. Several hundred left the Keleti Railway Station yesterday, aiming to walk to Germany

Migrants walk along a highway in Budapest. Several hundred left the Keleti Railway Station yesterday, aiming to walk to Germany

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