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Canadian refugee ‘model’ isn’t exportable

By Angelo Persichilli      

In Europe, the problem is not a lack of willingness to host refugees; in fact, they are already hosting millions. The problem is in the numbers, and those numbers are out of our reach.

Immigration Minister John McCallum is mistaken if he thinks Canada can solve the world's refugee crisis or that our immigration 'model' can be adopted by most other countries, writes Angelo Persichilli. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
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TORONTO—Immigration Minister John McCallum says the “Canadian model” to deal with refugees could be adopted elsewhere to solve problems in other countries. In fact, last week the minister said that “at least 13 countries have expressed an interest in this. That could be one part of the solution for the world at large.” I wish that it could be the Pollyanna for the tragedy that has hit Europe and the Middle East for years. Unfortunately, I believe the aspirations of

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