CALGARY – A Syrian couple have named their newborn baby in honour of Canada’s prime minister, whose refugee policy allowed them to escape war-torn Syria.
Afraa and Muhammad Bilan arrived in Canada in February last year, they were starting a new life in a completely new country.
Originally from Damascus in Syria, they, daughter Naya and son Nael arrived as refugees in Montreal.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wasn’t there to greet them at the airport, as he did with other Syrian refugees. But the couple felt they had to give their thanks to him in some way – so have named their newborn son after him.
Justin Trudeau Adam Bilan was born on Thursday in his parents’ new city of Calgary, the BBC reported.