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Chris Alexander says Ottawa will 'comply' with refugee health-care ruling

11/04/2014 12:27 EST | Updated 01/04/2015 05:59 EST
Immigration Minister Chris Alexander says the federal government will comply with a Federal Court ruling that calls on the Conservatives to introduce more inclusive health-care coverage for refugees until such time as an appeal is heard.

"We will comply [with] the Federal Court's direction, while our appeal will continue," Alexander said in a post on Twitter Monday morning.

The government has until the end of today to review a policy the Federal Court deemed "cruel and unusual" last July.

The government had asked for a stay until an appeal is heard, but that request was rejected on Friday.

Alexander posted a series of messages related to today's deadline.

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