Trudeau tells refugees to come to Canada after Trump ban

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has told refugees to come to Canada, after US President Donald Trump suspended his country’s refugee programme for four months and indefinitely banned Syrians.

“To those fleeing persecution, terror & war, Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith. Diversity is our strength #WelcomeToCanada,” Trudeau tweeted on Saturday.

He also posted a picture of himself welcoming a Syrian girl at Toronto airport in December 2015.

On Friday, Trump signed an executive order imposing what he calls “extreme vetting” on refugees and banning all travellers from seven-Muslim majority countries for 90 days.

Canada has a history of welcoming refugees and as of January has settled almost 40,000 Syrians fleeing the current conflict.

25 Responses to Trudeau tells refugees to come to Canada after Trump ban

  1. Ferreira Claude
    Ferreira Claude January 29, 2017 at 9:50 am

    Obviously they most be qualified and, this is reasonable.

  2. David Wyndoze
    David Wyndoze January 29, 2017 at 10:07 am

    YUKON beckons!

  3. Hal Austin January 29, 2017 at 10:09 am

    Oh bugger. Border wards between Canada and the US. And the Chinese are not involved yet. Why has Trump left out India with its massive and militant Muslim population, Pakistan, where even the army are terrorists, Bangladesh, Indonesia, China, with a huge Muslim population, Malaysia, Brazil, North Africa, Nigeria, Mali, France, UK etc. and, of course, the big funders of Wahhabism, Saudi Arabia?
    Why is he so selective? Picking low-hanging fruit.

    • Richard Johnston January 29, 2017 at 10:46 am

      Simple. He has business interests in those places.

  4. Hal Austin January 29, 2017 at 10:09 am


  5. Michael Pereira
    Michael Pereira January 29, 2017 at 10:47 am

    Give them a break in life, will you. Did you tell them about all the taxes etc they will have to pay. Oh wait, I just realized, they won’t have to.!

    • Joel C. Payne
      Joel C. Payne January 29, 2017 at 2:53 pm

      How you figure? VAT hits everybody. Barbados and Canada tax citizens about same amount, but Canada offers more for that amount.

  6. John Strutton
    John Strutton January 29, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    He has obviously learned nothing from Merkel’s Germany and the experiences of Sweden.

    • Richard Johnston January 30, 2017 at 11:32 am


  7. Kenny Quinton
    Kenny Quinton January 29, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    Least they have the space for them all

    • John Strutton
      John Strutton January 29, 2017 at 12:57 pm

      Haha! I don’t think they’ll be housing them in the frozen wastes of Saskatchewan!

    • Kenny Quinton
      Kenny Quinton January 29, 2017 at 1:00 pm

      i agree but I heard millibands brother saying Canada takes more refugees than us err Canada is somewhat bigger I think

    • John Strutton
      John Strutton January 29, 2017 at 1:05 pm

      I think the issue is that they’ll be housed in cities, and we’ve seen what has happened in the European countries that have done that…

  8. William January 29, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    Canada may soon face the same problems as Germany and France

  9. Hewers of wood January 29, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    Not a bad idea to go to Canada, there are fields and fields of fruits and veg to harvest. Don’t think any benefits will be paid for nothing.

  10. Peter January 29, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    Trump thinks he is smart. The stricter the government, the wiser the population. He will die in office soon I hope.

  11. Joan Brome
    Joan Brome January 29, 2017 at 10:31 pm

    I’m a refugee from Bdos, Mr T, could come?

  12. Sherlock Holmes. January 30, 2017 at 6:38 am

    The only comment here worthy of reading is that by John Strutton. By the way every country listed in the ban are those that were already singled out by former president Obama for the same ban, do your research and the ban was implemented as a result of intelligence gathering. Just as Strutton said Canada will reap the same fate as Merkel’s Germany in time actually very soon i predict.

    • Richard Johnston January 30, 2017 at 11:34 am

      What’s that fate?

  13. Jennifer January 30, 2017 at 6:54 am

    But when you do further research you will see why Canada should get the same fate as Germany, France, etc. They are not like us they know who the ENEMY is hahahaha.

    • Richard Johnston January 30, 2017 at 11:35 am

      What’s that fate? High standard of living, tolerant, fine quality of life?

  14. Randolph January 30, 2017 at 8:17 am

    Trump did not ban certain Moslem countries because of his business interests in those countries.What a sick man.

  15. Rebel January 30, 2017 at 10:57 am

    Wow,didn’t realise Barbados had become such a hateful country! And India is not a Muslim country.

  16. Jennifer January 30, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    He who knows not and knows not he knows not: he is a fool – shun him.

  17. Jennifer January 30, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    @ Richard Johnson – Six dead in Quebec mosque shooting. You can find this article in the bottom of the BT page.


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