False information on cost of refugee claims

Resolution number: 
June 1994
  1. Government officials repeatedly refer to the figure of $50,000.00 as the cost per refugee claimant;
  2. This figure is without basis in fact;
  3. The repeated use of this incorrect figure is prejudicial to refugees;
Therefore be it resolved: 


  1. The CCR request that the Government of Canada investigate the true costs of each refugee claim and produce its findings
  2. The Legal Affairs Committee of the CCR be directed to investigate the possibility of initiating legal proceedings against the Department of Immigration for "spreading false news" and for knowingly distributing incorrect information that is prejudicial to refugee claimants.
Working Group: 
Inland Protection