More than 100 Syrian refugees arrive in Fredericton, N.B.

FRENCH VILLAGE, N.B. -- More than 100 Syrian refugees have arrived at a resort hotel west of Fredericton in the past week.

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The Multicultural Association of Fredericton, which is in charge of the project, has declined to offer details of the resettlement plan or access to the privately sponsored refugees.

Executive director Lisa Bamford described the refugees as "vulnerable people" whose privacy must be protected.

She declined to say how many refugees were staying at the resort, where they came from, how long they were expected to stay or how many more were expected to arrive.

A spokeswoman with Citizenship and Immigration Canada says the department could provide only general details about the federal government's plans for Syrian refugees.

The federal government reached its goal of bringing 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada by the end of February, but more are expected to arrive in the months ahead.


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