But the federal government says applications already in its system will be processed.
It takes a community to help a Syrian family settle in for their first Canadian winter.
"... this is a good model which is exportable to other countries."
The Kurdis story has highlighted a systemic problem with our private sponsorship regime. The gaps in our immigration regime must be addressed so that families like the Kurdis are not faced with the unfathomable decision of placing their child at great risk in order to save his life.