Refugee Reform: Weighing The Proposals

The Minister of Citizenship and Immigration has recently tabled Bill C-11, which if approved would make important changes to Canada’s refugee determination system.

Everyone agrees that there are problems in the current system. Everyone agrees that the goal is a system that fairly and quickly determines who needs refugee protection.

How far do the proposals meet that goal? The Canadian Council for Refugees believes that there are some positive elements, but also several serious flaws that would put refugees, particularly the most vulnerable, at risk of being deported to persecution.

Some provisions might also make the system more inefficient.

The CCR urges Parliamentarians to address the bill’s shortcomings.

Read the attached document to learn about the concerns.

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