Victoria not on Ottawa's list for government-assisted Syrian refugees
Tuesday, January 19, 2016

As some cities take a breather from resettling government-assisted Syrian refugees, others say their doors are open — if the federal government asks and also offers to pay.

While the home communities for refugees with private sponsors is dictated by where those sponsors are, refugees whose costs are covered entirely by the federal government are sent to just 36 cities.

Not included is Victoria — the lone provincial capital that isn't an official reception centre for government-assisted refugees. The only Syrians arriving there as part of the Liberals' Syrian program are those whose costs are split between the government and private sponsors, as well as those coming thanks to private sponsors alone. 

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Source: Prince George Citizen