CIC information-gathering guidelines

Resolution number: 
8
November 1997
Whereas: 
  1. The CCR is aware of numerous cases in which CIC's information-gathering practices have jeopardized the security of refugee claimants and their families;
  2. The CCR is not aware of the existence of any adequate CIC guidelines on information-gathering practices;
Therefore be it resolved: 

That the CCR call upon the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration to:

  1. Draft and implement guidelines for the gathering of information concerning Convention refugee claimants;
  2. Ensure the Guidelines so developed are similar in nature and intent to the IRB's Guidelines with respect to the gathering of claimant-specific information and include the assurance that the security of the refugee claimant and his/her family will be paramount and that notice is given to claimants of proposed information searches with an opportunity for the claimant and his/her counsel to respond;
  3. Ensure that such Guidelines are binding on any government agency involved in the gathering of information concerning refugee claimants, including but not limited to the RCMP and CSIS.
Working Group: 
Inland Protection