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Rookie Liberal MP Ouellette wants McCallum to help get 120 South Sudanese out of Syria

By Abbas Rana      

They left Sudan to go to Syria to escape the decades-old Sudanese civil war, and now they are in the middle of another civil war.

Liberal MP Robert-Falcon Ouellette wants Immigration Minister John McCallum to help 120 'black Christians' of South Sudanese origin, who are stuck in Syria, come to Canada. The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright

A rookie Liberal MP is pushing the federal government to bring 120 South Sudanese refugees into Canada who fled their homeland but are now stuck in war-torn Syria.

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