To the editor:
I believe that the Conservative Party of Canada led by PM Harper is an embarrassment to Canada with how they are treating the Refugee Crisis currently happening in Europe.
After watching retired former Chief of Defense Rick Hillier speak on the National news yesterday (Sept. 13) I came up with maybe the best solution to satisfy all of our concerns and make Canada look great on the world stage.
Some of the concerns are “how many refugees should we take?” and “how do we vet them to make sure we are not getting terrorists?”
Why not agree to take 50,000 refugees immediately. How you ask? Easy.
Send over a couple of social workers and psychologists and pick orphan children and single mothers with babies. This should pretty much guarantee that we are not getting terrorists. Agree to ship them to Canada immediately by conventional airlines or cruise ships to minimize costs.
In the meantime, put a call out to all Canadians to adopt orphans or take in single mothers with a baby as a foster group. The Canadian government will guarantee child support in the form of paid for education up to and including university for the children, this spreads the costs over at least 15 years.
This would show the world that we are stepping to do our part and hopefully inspire other countries to do the same.
Richard Callihan, West Kelowna