Better RAD than Mad and No MOU for You

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Resolution number: 
4
May 2002
Whereas: 
  1. The government has recently announced that they would delay the implementation of the RAD;
  2. This announcement is a betrayal of parliament's will as expressed in the IRPA;
  3. The CCR, UNHCR and the Inter American Commission on Human Rights consider an appeal on the merits to be essential for a coherent, consistent and fair refugee determination process;
  4. Next month the government is announcing a "None is Too Many" agreement with the U.S. which would shut our borders to most refugees;
  5. The U.S. systematically detains undocumented refugees and places them with convicted criminals;
Therefore be it resolved: 

That the CCR:

  1. Offer its services to coordinate a national campaign to implement the RAD and to oppose the U.S.-Canada "None is Too Many" agreement;
  2. Urge civil society groups to employ all peaceful and creative means necessary so as to ensure effective public education and advocacy on these issues.
Working Group: 
Inland Protection