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February 16, 2012

Tories say new refugee bill will make it easier to deal with bogus claims

OTTAWA—The federal government is overhauling Canada’s overloaded and “broken” refugee system to put questionable refugee claimants on a fast-track back to their homelands. Read full article in the Toronto Star

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February 15, 2012

Refugee reforms include fingerprints, no appeals for some

New, tougher reforms to refugee legislation that hasn’t yet come into force are already drawing fire from critics who say they give Canada’s immigration minister too much power and risk the lives of claimants.

Bill C-31, introduced Thursday by Immigration Minister Jason Kenney, toughens the measures taken in the Balanced Refugee Reform Act, a compromise bill passed under a Conservative minority government. That earlier bill has yet to be implemented. It was due to be up and running by June 29.


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