Proposed elimination of Conditional Permanent Residence: Comments

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Nov 2016
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The attached form the comments of the Canadian Council for Refugees on the proposed amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, on 29 October 2016.

The CCR welcomes the proposed elimination of Conditional Permanent Residence

The Canadian Council for Refugees, along with many other organizations, expressed grave concerns about the measure from the outset, on the grounds that it would increase the risk of spousal abuse and that it unfairly associates newcomers with fraudulent behaviour. Experiences since implementation have only confirmed our conviction that Conditional Permanent Residence is a damaging policy that needs to be repealed.