Our newly elected MP is happy about the recent Liberal announcement to extend the refugee timeline. Jamie Schmale says the Liberals are giving until the end of February to bring Syrian refugees into the country.

Earlier this week, Schmale had a petition available for people to sign, against the original six week timeline.

Schmale says now there is more time to allow the process to go through.

He says church groups in Haliburton County and surrounding areas are working on sponsorships to bring refugees to the area.