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Canada Under Bill C-31 Is Not the Place I Found Refuge

Senator Mobina Jaffer | Posted 08.19.2012 | Canada Politics
Senator Mobina Jaffer

My greatest fear is that one day Canadians, as fair-minded as they may be, will close their doors to other refugees. Bill C-31 -- Protecting Canada's Immigration System Act -- is now in the Senate where it will be studied and debated. Not only is this bill unconstitutional and inconsistent with Canada's international obligations, it will change the face of Canada as we know it.

Food for Thought on World Refugee Day

Rosemary McCarney | Posted 08.18.2012 | Canada
Rosemary McCarney

There are an estimated 12 million displaced people on the planet at this moment and most of them are children. News of this came around the same time as the controversy surrounding Bill C-31, and the way the Harper government wants to crack down on immigration and refugees. But this World Refugee Day, let's be careful and conscious in our assessment of exactly who these people are.

'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...

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...