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Americas Despite attention on refugee crisis, Canada's Harper rejects calls to resettle more

Historically, Canada has resettled refugees quickly and in large numbers. But under Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper's rule, the number it has welcomed has waned.

Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press/AP/File

Canada has long prided itself for opening its doors wider than any nation to asylum seekers, but the number it welcomes has waned since Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper took power almost 10 years ago.

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