- The Montreal Immigration and Refugee Board has been routinely refusing to grant any change of venue to refugee claimants despite proof of hardship;
- The refusals of requests for changes of venue have caused hardships for refugee claimants;
Therefore be it resolved
That the CCR:
- Call on the Immigration and Refugee Board to ensure that in all of its regions a request for change of venue not be rejected where a claimant can show that hardship would result from such a rejection.
- Call on the IRB and CIC to allow persons to choose their place of hearing where hardship would result from a refusal to grant this choice.