T he night of December 10, Thursday was pretty unexpected for the Syrian refugees who landed in Toronto, Canada from the first refugee plane. The 163 new arrivals from Beirut were personally welcomed at the airport by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and a children' s choir sang an old Arabic song greeting their new neighbors. The song sung by the Canadian children is the same song which was sung to Mohamed when he sought refuge. The list of the heartwarming gestures of The Great White North doesn' t end here. H T i100
Before the plane carrying the refugees arrived, Trudeau told the airport workers, social workers and volunteers: "This is a wonderful night, where we get to show not just a planeload of new Canadians what Canada is all about, we get to show the world how to open our hearts and welcome in people who are fleeing extraordinarily difficult situations."
Trudeau is aiming to have resettled 25,000 people by the end of February 2016.
..to get about 25,000 people by the end of February 2016.
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee!