Myths and public education

Resolution number: 
November 1994
  1. The economic recession has created an increase in anti-immigrant and anti-refugee sentiments;
  2. The government has also contributed to the propagation of damaging myths about refugees and immigrants by releasing data on sponsorship breakdown without providing the appropriate context;
Therefore be it resolved: 

That the CCR:

  1. Urge that the government play a leadership role in public education to dispel the negative myths about refugees and immigrants and increase resources to allow non-governmental groups to do so effectively;
  2. Ask all CCR members to urge the media to be fair and balanced in their coverage of refugee issues.
Working Group: 
Immigration and Settlement