Sri Lanka – Canadian immigration measures

Resolution number: 
May 2009
  1. A humanitarian catastrophe has been unfolding in Sri Lanka since early this year;
  2. More than 300,000 Tamils displaced in the North and East of Sri Lanka are trapped in a deteriorating humanitarian situation and Tamils in other parts of Sri Lanka are vulnerable to harassment, humiliation and threat of violence;
Therefore be it resolved: 

That the CCR call on the Government of Canada to:

  1. Facilitate an expedited process to reunify families with relatives at risk in Sri Lanka;
  2. Place a temporary moratorium on removals to Sri Lanka;
  3. Fast-track current and future sponsorship applications from Sri Lanka.
Working Group: 
Overseas Protection and Resettlement