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By sea or air: Liberals mulling 'whatever works' to get 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada by year's end

The federal government is considering using ships and commercial and military aircraft to transport 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada by the end of December, it was revealed Monday.

At a news conference on Parliament Hill, Citizenship and Immigration Minister John McCallum also said the new Liberal government might lodge the refugees at Canadian military bases upon their arrival in coming weeks.

He said there are three countries in the Middle East - Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon - where the refugees might come from.

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