OTTAWA—Much of the political and national conversation on the Trudeau government’s ambitious Syrian refugee program has revolved around targets and timelines. But that has obscured a larger truth. As the country’s 10,000th Syrian refugee arrives in Canada, the toughest part of this project for the Liberal government lies ahead. For the first time, government-sponsored refugees have topped the numbers of privately sponsored refugees, and another 15,000 displaced Syrians—a mix of both programs—will arrive by the end of February.
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