Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wittingly or unwittingly provided a sharp contrast between his country and the one to the south when a plane load of Syrian refugees arrived overnight in Toronto.
Trudeau was there to greet them.
“Welcome to your new home,” he said to the first couple to leave the plane.
Then he gave them parkas:
Unaccompanied men are not included in Canada’s resettlement plan. It’s taking in at-risk women, gay people and families.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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