Absolutely. Thank you for your comment.
With regard to private sponsors, there are private sponsors from almost every religion that exists here in Canada. The mosques are involved in private sponsorships, and the churches are involved in private sponsorships. This is absolutely fine.
I am not talking about private sponsorships. I am talking about government sponsorships. It is important we understand that many of these groups do not have the ability to take on private sponsorships, such as the Yazidi community, for example. The Yazidi community is not a big community here in Canada. The Yazidi community does not have temples here in Canada. This makes them more vulnerable in the sense they don't have anybody to support them or to be private sponsors to bring the community here.
The important thing about private sponsorship is that it involves individuals or organizations. I am talking about when the governments decide to move in to protect the most vulnerable. It doesn't matter who the most vulnerable are. I don't care if they are Muslims, Sunni or Shia. For example, you had 70 Ismaili people who were killed in Syria last year. Nobody knew anything about it. The Ismaili community does private sponsorships as well, and many of them will bring their own families. To bring all 25,000 from one community, from one sector...it should be, in my opinion, a balance. What we need to see is a balanced relationship between our government and the most vulnerable. That's how I see it.