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Conservative leader Stephen Harper repeated to an audience in Welland today that his policy on Canada accepting more Syrian refugees has not changed because of security concerns for Canadians.When Toronto Star reporter Tonda MacCharles began to ask Harper a question about taking in more refugees, the crowd booed, and supporter Martin Marko (highlighted, above) heckled her. “How many kids drown in the pools of Canada this past summer? Do you blame the government for that?” A recent Nanos public opinion poll attributes the Conservative party’s drop into third place behind the NDP and Liberals to the party’s refusal to speed up the acceptance now of more Syrian refugees into Canada. CHCH’s Lauran Sabourin was at the event; she’ll have more on the story tonight on the Evening News at 6. read more