The cross-country debate continues over the appropriate reaction to the Syrian refugee crisis, with those supporting the Trudeau government plan to accept up to 25,000 displaced persons by the end of the year from the civil war torn country, arguing — even though it’s also home base for the ISIS terrorist group — as a nation of tolerance, Canada has a duty to do so.
However, there are also those who believe accepting refugees from a region full of people essentially sworn to destroy everyone who doesn’t agree with their narrow ideology — at a time when they’re engaged in mass murder and beheadings and there’s growing evidence they’re already infiltrating refugee groups — is insane.
Fort St. John is one area of the country where online petitions are circulating, and by midday yesterday it had a support total of more than 1,000 behind the call for voters in this region to have the final say in a referendum.
It has been sent to Peace River North MLA, Pat Pimm, and Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies MP, Bob Zimmer:
At last word, Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall was calling on the federal government to suspend the 25,000 person plan, arguing it could ‘severely undermine the refugee screening process.’
Meantime, Christy Clark was offering a somewhat more measured response, as Premier of BC:
Alberta’s Rachel Notley said her province is ready to accept up to three thousand suggesting, “We need to move forward on the basis of humanity and not fear.”