Canada ramping-up for challenge of extensive mental health needs of Syrian refugees

Aside from the TENS of thousands of foreigners requiring our hospital services, now it becomes fashionable for Canadian taxpayers to pick up the tab for their mental health needs, as well?? Before that happens, their enablers should have their own sanity evaluated, including the new PM-elect who has pledged to import 25,000 Syrian “refugees” on his watch.

Former Canadian Ambassador, James Bissett wrote this article on refugees a couple of years ago.

…and furthermore “Old People Make Me Sick

Refugee Resettlement Watch

Since we are on the subject of the costly health needs of Syrian refugees (Netherlands in previous post), here is some news about how Canadian mental health providers are getting ready for the huge influx of mostly Syrian Muslims expected to be settled from coast to coast in the coming year.


Doctors in a handful of clinics across Canada are preparing for the arrival of many thousands of refugees fleeing the war in Syria. So far only a few have arrived, but more are expected as part of the new government’s commitment to settle 25,000 Syrian refugees through 2016.

meb rashid Dr. Meb Rashid co-founded Canadian Doctors for Refugee Care.  Photo from twitter:

“The most significant part of our practice is dealing with mental health issues,” says Dr. Meb Rashid, who works at the Crossroads Clinic, a refugee clinic in Toronto, and is currently working with Lifeline…

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