Ministerial Relief applications: Comments on Proposed Regulatory Amendments


The attached document contains the CCR's comments in response to the publication in the Canada Gazette, Part I, Volume 158, Number 16, on April 30, 2024, of proposed amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations with respect to Ministerial Relief applications (

The CCR is deeply opposed to the proposed amendments. Many applicants for Ministerial Relief have already suffered grave injustice as a result of the overbreadth of the legislative provisions relating to inadmissibility and the unconscionable delays in decision-making on Ministerial Relief applications. If approved, the proposed amendments will impose further burdens on these and future applicants.