Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship

Mr. Speaker, last fall, the Minister of Immigration travelled to Lebanon to a refugee camp so that, in his own words, he could see the people we were helping with his own eyes. At the Zaatari camp in Jordan, he was joined by his two seatmates, left and right, where they told refugee families that Canada was there to help.

However, last week at the public safety committee, we heard from government officials that virtually none of the 25,000 Syrian refugees came from those camps.

Why has the minister misled Canadians and, more important, why has he offered false hope to those families for the purposes of a photo op?

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