TORONTO – A Canadian provincial leader wants new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to suspend his plan to bring in 25,000 Syrian refugees by the end of the year after the Paris attacks.
Trudeau campaigned on a plan to resettle 25,000 refugees by Jan. 1.
Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall sent a letter to Trudeau on Monday saying the current "date-driven" plan should be scrapped. Wall, the conservative leader of the Western Canadian province, says a rushed refugee resettlement could have devastating results. He says there needs to be appropriate screening and security checks.
Several U.S. governors are threatening to halt efforts to allow Syrian refugees into their states in the aftermath of the attacks, responding to heightened concerns that terrorists might use the refugees as cover to sneak across borders.