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Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship John McCallum and The Honourable Jane Philpott, Chair of the Cabinet Ad Hoc Committee on Refugees and Minister of Health, provide an update on Canada's plan to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees.

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Good morning. Thank you all for coming to spend a few minutes with us today. This is an important day of the year. It's the last day of 2015, a year that has by many measures been an extraordinary year and a year with a great deal of accomplishments to celebrate as Canadians.


Speaking notes for the Honourable John McCallum, P.C., M.P., Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship at a news conference updating Canada's plan to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees, following his return from a trip to Lebanon and Jordan

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Thank you. Good morning. Hello to everyone. This is probably my last of these regular briefings of the year. One never knows, but I think it is the last. And consistently, I have tried to take Canadians through the whole story, with the pluses and the minuses. And this being the last event, probably, for the year, I do have a number of things to relate to you.


Speaking notes for the Honourable John McCallum, P.C., M.P., Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship and the Honourable Jane Philpott, P.C., M.P., Minister of Health at a news conference updating Canada's plan to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | speeches

Hello. Good morning, everybody. It's a pleasure for the two of us to be with you today. What we're going to do is I'm going to turn over to my colleague Jane Philpott, who will talk about the Interim Federal Health Program.


Speaking notes for the Honourable John McCallum, P.C., M.P., Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship at an announcement on Canada's plan to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees

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Thank you, Jane (Philpott). And good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. This is a happy day and this is an important day for Canada because it is today that we are announcing a detailed plan to rescue 25,000 Syrian refugees from the most dire circumstances and to bring them into Canada where we will certainly welcome them with a smile. We will welcome them with a smile, but we will also equip them and their families to begin their new lives here in Canada.


Speech to Humanity First Donor Conference on Resettling Syrian Refugees

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Good evening ladies and gentlemen. Dr. Daud, I know that Humanity First does terrific humanitarian work and also on refugees and settlement. So for that reason, it is a huge pleasure and honour for me that I am here to give my very first speech as Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship.


Speaking notes for Chris Alexander, Canada's Citizenship and Immigration Minister, at the Economic Club of Canada

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Good afternoon, everyone and thank you for that introduction. Thanks for the chance to be here. It's wonderful to be back home in Toronto because this is where I'm from, even though home today for my family and for some of us who have traveled in from Durham region is the beautiful town of Ajax by the lake – the best waterfront in the GTA, everyone.


Speaking notes for Chris Alexander, Canada's Citizenship and Immigration Minister, at a News Conference to announce Changes to the Canadian Passport Order

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Hello everyone. Thank you all for being here. Thank you to Montréal's airport for giving us such a warm welcome today for this important announcement. I am proud to be here with my honourable colleague, Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, to discuss a movement that continues to threaten our safety, both abroad and here in Canada.


Speaking notes for Tim Uppal, PC, MP, Minister of State for Multiculturalism, at the Asian Heritage Month launch event

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Thank you, Senator. Good evening, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, colleagues from the House of Commons and the Senate. I am pleased to be here tonight to celebrate the launch of Asian Heritage Month and also to provide you with more details about the important announcement that Minister Kenney made earlier this evening regarding the 100 Year Journey project.


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