Organizations calling for the defeat of Bill C-49

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The following organizations call on Members of Parliament to defeat Bill C-49 at second reading. The government should address the problem of smuggling in ways that do not punish refugees.


Action Réfugiés Montréal
AGIR - Action LGBTQ for Immigrants and Refugees
Amnesty International Canada
AMSSA – the Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Service Agencies of BC
Anti-Human Trafficking Action Group (Windsor)
Assaulted Women's and Children's Counsellor/Advocate (AWCCA) program, George Brown College
Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic
British Columbia Civil Liberties Association
Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture
Canadian Civil Liberties Association
Canadian Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-CAN)
Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR)
Canadian Muslim Civil Liberties Association
Canadian Tamil Congress
Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW)
Canadian Unitarians For Social Justice
Carrefour d’aide aux nouveaux arrivants (Montréal)
Catholic Network for Women's Equality (CNWE)
Centre Afrika (Montréal)
Centre d’Action socio-communautaire de Montréal
Centre de développement salvadorien (CEDESAL) (Montréal)
Centre des femmes de Verdun (Montreal)
Centre des femmes d'ici et d'ailleurs (Montréal)
Centre d’orientation paralegale et sociale pour immigrants COPSI (Montréal)
Centre for Race and Culture
Centre for Refugee Studies
Centre justice et foi
Chinese Canadian National Council
Christian Reformed World Relief Committee
Committee to Aid Refugees (Montreal)
Community Legal Services Ottawa
Centre Génération Emploi (Montréal)
Comité d'action contre la traite humaine interne et internationale (CATHII)
FCJ Refugee Centre (Toronto)
Fédération des femmes du Québec
Frontline Partners with Youth Network (FPYN) (Toronto)
Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women -- Canada (GAATW-Canada)
Health for All
Health Providers Against Poverty (HPAP) (Toronto)
International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group (ICLMG)
Inter Pares
Jesuit Refugee Service--Canada
Journey Home Community Association (Burnaby, BC)
La Passerelle - Intégration et Développement Économiques (Toronto)
Latin American Women's Support Organization (LAZO)
Lawyers Rights Watch Canada
Legal Assistance of Windsor
LEGIT: Canadian Immigration for Same-Sex Couples
Le Mouvement contre le viol et l’inceste
Ligue des droits et libertés
Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council Inc.
Mennonite Central Committee Canada
Mennonite Coalition for Refugee Support
Mission communautaire de Montréal
National Anti-Racism Council of Canada
Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI)
Ontario Sanctuary Coalition
Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (OCISO)
Project Genesis
Projet Refuge (Montréal)
Quaker Committee for Refugees
Rainbow Refugee Committee
Refugee Lawyers’ Association of Ontario (RLA)
Refugee Unit of BC Conference, The United Church of Canada
Réseau d’intervention auprès des personnes ayant subi la violence organisée (RIVO) (Montréal)
Roma Community Centre
Romero House (Toronto)
Salsbury Community Society (Vancouver)
Sanctuary Coalition of Kitchener-Waterloo, ON
Social Justice Collective of the Public Health Students at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
Sojourn House (Toronto)
SOS: Settlement Orientation Services (Vancouver)
South Asian Women’s Community Centre (Montreal)
South Ottawa Community Legal Services
Student Christian Movement of Canada (SCM)
Table de concertation des organismes au service des personnes réfugiées et immigrantes (TCRI)
La Table des groupes de femmes de Montréal
Taproot Faith Community (Toronto)
The Council of Canadians
The Salvation Army ARIS (Atlantic Refugee & Immigrant Services) Project, Spryfield, Nova Scotia
The United Church of Canada
Transition House Association of Nova Scotia
Vancouver Airport Chaplaincy
Vancouver Interfaith Refugee Council
Welcome Home Refugee Housing Community (Kitchener)

See also Collected comments on C-49

C-4 - Anti-smuggling or anti-refugee?