Let’s see our elected officials walk the walk when it comes to refugees

It is easy to say we should accept them and then dump them on places that are ill-prepared for such an influx.

It is a great gesture to accept so many refugees. But I hear so many people saying that Canada should accept them. Well, Canada is made up of people and as such, the people of Canada have to accept the refugees. It is easy to say we should accept them and then dump it on the province and the cities and towns that are ill-prepared for such an influx.

So I have a suggestion: Let our government show the way.

I call on our prime minister, his (our) ministers, the MPs, and all those who voted in favour of accepting refugees to open their hearts and their homes, to walk the walk and not only talk, and then let others take over. I believe this would be very appropriate and in the so-called Canadian spirit.

As a footnote, the minister and MPs would be mostly in Ottawa so there would be room in their dwellings.

 

Bernd Meier

Surrey

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