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Conservative Values

Government expected to announce it's unlikely to meet goal of 25,000 Syrian refugees resettled by Dec. 31

The planned announcement Tuesday of how Canada will take in thousands of Syrian refugees will drive ongoing local, national and international efforts into high gear, a program that will extend far beyond the Liberals' self-imposed end-of-year deadline.

Syrians have been steadily arriving in Canada for months and some of them will count against the Liberal promise to resettle 25,000 people by Dec. 31, a milestone the government is expected to say Tuesday it is unlikely to meet.

But what many are watching for alongside that is how the mass influx will be handled and who is going to pay for it.

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