Video shows first batch of Syrian refugees arriving in Canada

The flight arrived just before midnight carrying the first of two large groups of Syrian refugees to arrive in the country by government aircraft. The refugees were greeted by loud cheers at the airport.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: December 11, 2015 6:10 pm
Canada, Canada Syria refugees, Canada refugees, Justin Trudeau, Canada Syrian refugees, Toronto airport refugees First batch of Syrian refugees arrive at Toronto airport. (Source: Euronews)

The first Candian government plane carrying earlybird Syrian refugees arrived in small groups at Toronto airport on Friday. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was present at the airport to welcome the refugees. This gesture by Canada is in line with Trudeau’s pledge to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees by the end of February.

The flight arrived just before midnight carrying the first of two large groups of Syrian refugees to arrive in the country by government aircraft. The refugees were greeted by loud cheers at the airport.

PICTURE GALLERY: First batch of Syrian refugees arrive in Canada

Trudeau greeted the first two families to come through processing. The first family was a man, woman and 16-month-old girl. The second family was a man, woman, and three daughters, two of whom are twins. Trudeau and Ontario’s premier welcomed them to Canada and gave them winter coats. Both families said they were happy to be here.

READ: Canada PM Justin Trudeau welcomes first govt plane carrying Syrian refugees

“This is a wonderful night, where we get to show not just a planeload of new Canadians what Canada is all about, we get to show the world how to open our hearts and welcome in people who are fleeing extraordinarily difficult situations,” Trudeau said earlier to staff and volunteers who were waiting to process the refugees.

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    Hitendra Desai
    Dec 13, 2015 at 7:54 am
    He is planting the seeds of trouble for future generation of Canadians. When they realize the mistake, it will be too late for them.
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      Mike
      Dec 11, 2015 at 3:28 pm
      This is the be honing of trouble for Canada.....viting terror on their soil-in 50 years you will all be a minority and then have to fight for your survival-no muslim wants a democracy they want Islamic rule they will use democracy to destroy democracy.....your future children will regret your seriuos error in judgement
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      Dhurandar Bhatawdekar
      Dec 11, 2015 at 6:33 pm
      day in and day out there are hundreds of killings and only some have been ociated to the Islamic terrorism. People kill when they get sick in the head like dhamers and many that happen in Australia where Indians are being killed because they are colored etc. They are bigger than than what the terrorists kill.
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        Coleen
        Dec 11, 2015 at 1:26 pm
        Canada always does things the right way. Watching Canada is like watching a miracle happen every day. Easily the nicest country I have ever been to. Check out videos of Vancouver. Just incredible.
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          david
          Dec 11, 2015 at 12:52 pm
          Time will tell weather they are Canadian or some are terrorist.
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            Santano Fernandes
            Dec 11, 2015 at 6:47 pm
            So sad for the west they want to help but human beings are so ungrateful and when time comes to show loyalty this people will stand with the enemy this is the misery but it is actual and bitter fact
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            Bulleshah
            Dec 11, 2015 at 12:48 pm
            Canada opted a different approach a more positive. They can't stop refugee so why not welcome them as own people instead of refugee. May Syrian feel good and do good for Canada.
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              Lovely
              Dec 11, 2015 at 5:05 pm
              Misplaced sympathy? Tine will tell.
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