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.
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.
The government's controversial bill that further reforms Canada's refugee system passed a third reading Monday night in the House of Commons. Bill C-31, which passed by 159 to 132, will now move to t...
OTTAWA - The Conservative government proposed amendments to a controversial new refugee bill Wednesday, but critics say they still have major concerns with the legislation.Immigration Minister Jason K...
At the whim of the public safety minister, refugee claimants could face incarceration in provincial jails for one year without review under a major overhaul of Canada’s immigration system. The provisi...