Syrian refugee crisis becomes election issue

News reports of the tragic drowning of two Syrian children and their mother when their boat capsized while the family was trying to reach a Greek island from Turkey rocked the government Thursday.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper, pictured at a campaign stop in Ottawa recently, addressed the Syrian refugee crisis saying that the Conservatives committed to resettling 10,000 Syrian refugees. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

By Tim Naumetz

PUBLISHED : Friday, Sept. 4, 2015 2:36 AM

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