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Foreign criminal act

Posted on August, 2012 by monicakaura

As the minister tighten the rules and introduces new initiatives surrounding human smuggling, cut back on health care services to refugees, eliminated the backlog of 280,000 foreign workers and the crackdown on corrupt immigration consultants in Canada he has introduced a new legislation intended to stop the delay of foreign criminals awaiting...

Mexican refugee claimant murdered after deportation

Posted on July, 2012 by tonysantiago

Veronica Castro was a failed refugee who after being found not to be a convention refugee or a person in need of protection by the IRB was sent back to Mexico where she was killed. Her story is among the countless other stories that illustrate the need for a more sensible yet compassionate approach to refugees who seek refuge in Canada. Her...

Refugee claims in Canada show inconsistent approval

Posted on July, 2012 by tonysantiago

The Immigration Refugee Board is a special body that decides whether a refugee claimant can stay or be deported back to the country where he fled for fear of persecution and torture. However, a study by Professor Sean Rehaag, an Associate professor from the York University Osgoode School of Law showed that there was a very significant...

Ottawa to cut healthcare for some refugees

Posted on July, 2012 by tonysantiago

The Canadian government through Minister Jason Kenney announced that it will cut down on the health budget spent for some refugees by July unless these refugees pose a threat to public safety. At present Canada spends roughly $80 million for a program known as the Interim Federal Health Program that provides for medical benefits for refugees with...

Ottawa will cut Refugees Health care benefits

Posted on July, 2012 by poonammann

Thousands of refugees will be stripped of health care coverage from 1st July, 2012. Unless their health conditions pose a threat to public health. This was published in an article in the star by Nicholas Keung. Presently, all refugees are covered by the Interim Federal Health Coverage (IFHC), which provides basic health services to refugees who...

Bill C-31, Protecting Canada’s Immigration System Act

Posted on July, 2012 by robertrobertson

While it may be old news for some, I found myself immersed in this Bill C-31 while doing research on another project. I find that some reservations I had with respect to Canadian immigration policies and procedures where shared by none other than our current Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturism, the Honourable Jason Kenny. This...

My Thoughts on Bill C31

Posted on July, 2012 by jollyyin

Recently the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration tabled Bill C31 the “Protecting Canada Act”. Being an immigrant myself, I was interested to see what this bill was all about. I could share with you all some of the struggles faced by immigrants on a daily basis but it would not be totally relevant to this bill. This bill addresses more the...

Recent Announcements: Mr. Kenney is waking up!

Posted on July, 2012 by renugoel

Finally, Mr. Kenney has started his journey on the right track. His recent announcements regarding refugee’s expenses, Kabaddi players and various religious singers are pretty applaudable. By cutting down the medical expenses of refugees, 84 million dollars of taxpayers would be saved and can be contributed towards making Canadians lives better!...

Canada’s Asylum System Reforms: Are they fair?

Posted on July, 2012 by renugoel

Bill C-11 and Bill C-31 are coming at a time when Canada celebrated 25th anniversary of the famous landmark “Singh Decision” in its Immigration history. These bills take the Canadian Refugee System back to 1977 and opens up more loop holes to take advantage from. Bill C-31 gives the power to a minister to designate a group and incarcerate them...

Assessing Refugees Before the Fact

Posted on July, 2012 by andrewmclennan

There seems to be a growing attitude amongst the general society in Canada that our acceptance of immigrants in some sort of act of great kindness or benevolence and we have far exceeded the proposed limits of generosity ever intended. This can not be further from the truth. Canada is a signatory to the 1951 Convention relating to the status of...