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Ottawa, September 3, 2015 – Citizenship and Immigration Canada today issued the following statement:

 “The plight of the Syrian people, including the events of yesterday, is a tragedy and we offer our condolences to all those affected.

 “An application for Mr Mohammad Kurdi and his family was received by the department but was returned as it was incomplete and it did not meet regulatory requirements for proof of refugee status recognition from the UNHCR or from a foreign state. There was no record of an application received for Mr Abdullah Kurdi and his family.

 “Canada did not offer citizenship to Mr Abdullah Kurdi, as claimed by some media outlets.”

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