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Old 01-17-2016, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Canada
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In Europe they have nice housing projects for refugees using shipping container homes. Canada has a lot of shipping containers too.

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I clicked on your link to see the inside of a container. There's room for one double bed. One of the housing challenges being faced in Canada is that the Syrian families are typically large - 6, 8, or 10 people are not unusual. Where would they all sleep in a small container?

Besides, marginalizing the newcomers by placing them in ghettos is a bad idea.
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Old 01-17-2016, 10:42 AM
 
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I clicked on your link to see the inside of a container. There's room for one double bed. One of the housing challenges being faced in Canada is that the Syrian families are typically large - 6, 8, or 10 people are not unusual. Where would they all sleep in a small container?

Besides, marginalizing the newcomers by placing them in ghettos is a bad idea.
Maybe only small, nuclear families should be brought in. Those large families also indicate traditionalism, which correlates with poor integration success.
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Old 01-17-2016, 10:49 AM
 
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I clicked on your link to see the inside of a container. There's room for one double bed. One of the housing challenges being faced in Canada is that the Syrian families are typically large - 6, 8, or 10 people are not unusual. Where would they all sleep in a small container?

Besides, marginalizing the newcomers by placing them in ghettos is a bad idea.
You can build any volume with shipping containers. Containers can be combined to get large floors or high ceilings. Anything.

If you need a room for 10 people it's possible to add a few containers in one space.
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Old 01-17-2016, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Refugees? Of course.

Why wouldn't we?
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Old 01-18-2016, 12:37 PM
 
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In Europe they have nice housing projects for refugees using shipping container homes. Canada has a lot of shipping containers too.

Nice plan you've posted, with a bit of creativity heres another idea=
http://www.towertrip.com/wp-content/...4.17.23-PM.png
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Old 01-20-2016, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Syrian refugee children experience tobogganing for the first time in Peterborough:


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=X6mXZT...ature=youtu.be
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Old 01-20-2016, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Southern Quebec
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I dont know why people keep dissing Harper about this , he clearly stated he would have let refugees in albeit at a slower pace due to more thorough background checks...how is that so bad ?_ only sounds prudent to me considering where these come from

I welcome refugees but muslims aren't the most desirable_especially arab muslims , bottom of the list if you ask me....
I agree with this, especially the need for more thorough background checks.
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Old 01-21-2016, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Yes I support bringing refugees to Canada. My gut feeling is that most Canadians do. We do it all the time and have had larger groups of refugees in the past.
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Old 01-22-2016, 06:53 AM
 
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Yes I support bringing refugees to Canada. My gut feeling is that most Canadians do. We do it all the time and have had larger groups of refugees in the past.
If only more Americans felt the same way. Some of the nicest people I know here strongly oppose taking in refugees. Aside from the attack in Vancouver, I think most Canadians are responding to the crisis in a beautiful way.
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Old 01-22-2016, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Canada
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If only more Americans felt the same way. Some of the nicest people I know here strongly oppose taking in refugees. Aside from the attack in Vancouver, I think most Canadians are responding to the crisis in a beautiful way.
My grandparents were refugees with big families, a funny religion (imagine loving your enemies!), many languages and not one of them French or English, a reputation for not assimilating, going to a community whose inhabitants had been regarded as enemy aliens as the result of war with Germany, and going to a country where 'ethnic' immigrants were stigmatized. They managed and several of their descendants are in the government.

The new refugees will, I suspect, do just fine.
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