PROVINCE SETS UP 1 MILLION DOLLAR FUND FOR SYRIAN REFUGEE SETTLEMENT
The BC Government is setting aside 1 million dollars for Syrian refugees settling in the province.
Premier, Christy Clark says it will assist them in a variety of ways.
“It will fill the gaps in the services that are required for people who will find their way around British Columbia once they get here, we all know the families coming will require services like trauma counseling and language services.”
Clark adds BC is leading the way on the number of immigrants coming to the province.
“We welcomed 36 thousand immigrants to our province last year, we are proud to have as much immigration as we do and 1,528 of them were refugees.”
Minister of Jobs, Tourism, and Skills Training Shirley Bond also took part in the announcement.
The funding announcement comes after four children from Vancouver Island were allegedly abducted by their father to the middle east and still have not come home. A Canada wide arrest warrant is out for Dr. Saren Azer.
(Files from MY PRINCE GEORGE NOW)