Letter: No one would resent orphan children

This is not only a Canadian/humanitarian correct thing to do, but also politically correct thing to do, writes Donna Besler.

Editor, The Gazette:

An open letter to MLA Linda Larson

Syrian immigration to Canada is very impressive. To date, however, I have not heard any reference to the orphans of Syria.

I believe the many couples who would like to adopt have already waited many years for a child and are still waiting. What would it take/cost to collect information from the office of “Children and Families” to find out how many prospective couples would welcome a child from Syria?

The pros for this are:

1. No accommodations required

2. No English/French language lessons

3. Children raised with an “already Canadian” family

a. learn English/French at home

b. educated in our school system

c. be integrated into our culture and religion

As you are already aware, some Canadians are not in favour of the present immigration situation. The high unemployment and economic uncertainty weigh heavily on many Canadians. It is my belief no one would resent orphan children coming into Canada.

I am asking you to please present this to Prime Minister Trudeau.

This is not only a Canadian/humanitarian correct thing to do, but also politically correct thing to do.

Anyone finding this an important issue, please email our MLA Linda Larson at:  Linda.Larson.MLA@leg.bc.ca or John McCallum, Minister for Immigration, john.mccallum@parl.gc.ca

– Donna Besler, Grand Forks


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