A local Syrian refugee family got to thank Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in person.
While in Timmins on Wednesday, Trudeau was introduced to the Mousa family who came to the city in March 2017 after a year of planning by local volunteers.
The family said when they were told that Canada wanted to receive them, it gave them hope for life. They add that they’ve come back to life since coming to Canada, so it was important for them to meet Trudeau and thank him.
The families youngest son, Hamed Mousa will be starting school soon where he will begin learning French, which will be his fourth language. He also speaks Kurdish, Arabic and English. While waiting to meet the Prime Minister, he waived his Canadian flag the whole time.