Accept more Syrian refugees: Trudeau
HALIFAX - Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says Canada should be doing more to admit refugees from the bloody conflict in Syria.
Trudeau says he was pleased to hear the Conservative government is not contemplating military intervention following an alleged chemical weapons attack by the Syrian regime that the United States says killed at least 1,400 people.
The death toll since the conflict began has topped 100,000 and the United Nations says more than six million Syrians have had to flee their homes.
Trudeau, speaking during a visit to a Halifax park, says the government should be providing humanitarian support and diplomatic pressure.
He says Canada could also do more to bring displaced Syrians to Canada so they can enjoy a better life.
In June, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said Canada would give Jordan an additional $98.4 million to help the Arab country cope with more than half a million Syrian refugees.