Bill c31

I Risked Death to Seek a Better Life for My Kids in Canada

Nina Raynars | Posted 05.06.2015 | Canada Parents
Nina Raynars

My children and I immigrated to Canada in 2010 as refugees. When we arrived, I was so happy that my kids were in a safe country. In Zimbabwe I remember not being able to cry or find comfort in anyone, because everyone was experiencing their own share of pain and shock. So in April of 2010, after being released from the most recent lock-up, I took my kids at midnight and headed for the border knowing that if I was caught I would be burned alive and killed. Even though I was living with the uncertainty of how my immigration hearing would pan out, watching my kids embrace Canadian culture strengthened me when I was at my weakest point.

My Apologies, As a Canadian, to the Roma People

Ritika Goel | Posted 11.16.2012 | Canada Politics
Ritika Goel

Toronto, is seen as "some kind of paradise" to Roma in Hungary, who face daily persecution. This brought on a nauseating feeling as I thought of the current government's portrayal of Hungary as a "safe country" for the Roma people, who are themselves portrayed as bogus claimants. I thought of the Roma refugee claimants I have seen in my clinic, who are simply trying to find safety for themselves and their families, like anybody would.

Above All, Bill C-31 Hurts Children

Senator Mobina Jaffer | Posted 08.29.2012 | Canada Politics
Senator Mobina Jaffer

On Wednesday June 27 Bill C-31: Protecting Canada's Immigration Act was cleared through the Senate leaving a stain on our country's immigration and refugee protection system, a system that we as Canadians could once be proud of. With the passage of this bill, several principles which have defined us as Canadians for decades have now been compromised and our world's most vulnerable populations will now have to pay the price.

'Black Eye' Refugee Bill Passes Final House Hurdle

CBC | Posted 08.11.2012 | Canada Politics

The government's controversial bill that further reforms Canada's refugee system passed a third reading Monday night in the House of Comm...

Tories Bow To Pressure And Change Controversial Refugee Bill

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.09.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Conservative government proposed amendments to a controversial new refugee bill Wednesday, but critics say they still have major concerns...

Tories Accused Of Spreading 'Gypsy Fiction' In Refugee Bill

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.03.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - An advocate for Roma refugee claimants says "Gypsy fiction" is fanning the same kind of discrimination in Canada that her ancestors have face...

Althia Raj

Tory Reforms May Put More Illegal Immigrants In Jail

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 04.23.2012 | Canada Politics

At the whim of the public safety minister, refugee claimants could face incarceration in provincial jails for one year without review under a major ov...