Rights of claimants during interim measures programme

Resolution number: 
31
June 1994
Whereas: 
  1. The Canadian Government has encouraged greater self-sufficiency of refugee claimants by authorizing work permits
  2. The Canadian Government has extended the residency period of many thousands of refugee claimants through new "interim measures";
Therefore be it resolved: 

That the CCR:

  1. Ask the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration to instruct his department to grant work permits to refused refugee claimants eligible for the "interim measures" programme;
  2. Urge the Canadian Government to use its best efforts to ensure basic health care for refugee claimants awaiting processing through the "interim measures" programme;
  3. Urge the Minister to impose a moratorium on removals of all failed refugee claimants pending the outcome of the "interim measures programme".
Working Group: 
Inland Protection