Refugee claimants - access to standardized claim documents

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Resolution number: 
9
December 1999
Whereas: 

there are inconsistencies from province to province about the timing and method, by CIC, of processing refugee claimants which frequently leave claimants unable to access social services, medical care, housing and schooling for children;

Therefore be it resolved: 

That the CCR request that all refugee claimants entering Canada, at all Ports of Entry, and at inland CIC offices, in all provinces immediately be issued acknowledgement of claim documents or some other form of photo identification, complete with access to the Interim Federal Health Plan.

 

Working Group: 
Inland Protection