Category Archives: Bill C-31

Lax Deportation Enforcement Blamed for Death of Young Woman

The family of a young Albertan woman who police believe was murdered by a convicted drug dealer from Somalia calls the federal government’s failure to deport the suspected perpetrator, “sickening”. Arriving in Canada in 1993 as a refugee, and acquiring … Continue reading

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Canadian Immigration Department Creates New Rules To Fight Refugee Fraud

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) last week released a list of 27 countries whose nationals will have their asylum claims expedited. The new rules were created to fight a growing problem of bogus asylum claims by nationals of European member-state … Continue reading

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CBC Obtains Federal Police Report on Hungarian Refugee Claimants

The largest news broadcaster in Canada, CBC News, has obtained a draft of a Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) report on Hungarian refugee claimants, a group which has grown significantly since Canada lifted visa requirements for Hungarian nationals in 2008. The … Continue reading

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Border Services Report Says Bogus Refugees From Hungary Could Cost Canada $222 Million A Year

A recent report by the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) estimates that each refugee claimant who has their application rejected by the Canadian Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB), due either to lack of evidence of persecution in their home country … Continue reading

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Statistics Show Bogus Asylum Seekers Racking Up Health Care Costs

Immigration Canada released statistics on health care spending for refugee claimants yesterday to bolster its case that the recent scaling back of free health care for asylum seekers was necessary. The statistics show that refugee claimants from Mexico, Hungary, Columbia, … Continue reading

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Refugee Law, Bill C-31, Set to Pass Today

Bill C-31, a proposed set of laws to reform Canada’s refugee system, is expected to pass the House of Commons today. The bill would give the Department of Citizenship and Immigration the discretion to create a list of ‘safe’ democratic … Continue reading

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Immigration Ministry to Expedite Deportations of Refugee Applicants from European Countries

The Immigration Ministry will create a list of ‘safe’ European countries with independent judiciaries and a demonstrated commitment to international human rights agreements, where residents are unlikely to be facing persecution, and expedite deportations of asylum seekers originating from them. … Continue reading

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Refugee Activists say new Bill violates Canadian Charter, Federal Government Says Bill Necessary to Protect Canada

The “Justice for Refugees and Immigrants Coalition”, a refugee activist group, made a public statement on Monday denouncing Bill C-31, a proposed update to the Immigration and Refugees Protections Act, charging that it violates the Canadian Charter of Rights. The bill would strengthen … Continue reading

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