For those first wave of Syrians to arrive in Canada, December marks the end of the government-sponsored refugee package and its monthly living allowance. They now will either have to support themselves or fall back on provincial social assistance. When you add the refugees taken in from other countries around the world over the last year to the 25,000 Syrians who entered Canada, we as a country took in nearly 45,000 refugees in 2016. This is going on at a time in Canada, and especially here in Calgary, when economic times are as tough as they have been in a generation. Was it the the right thing to do? For thoughts on this and more tune into this week's podcast.