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Leading academic blasts human rights watchdog for ‘unreasonably slow’ investigation of complaint

By Abbas Rana      

Upon learning the Immigration Department takes significantly longer to process the sponsorship applications of parents than spouses and children, Prof. Attaran filed a complaint with the Canadian Human Rights Commission in early 2010 alleging 'discriminatory practice.'

Prof. Amir Attaran, Canada Research Chair in the Faculty of Law and Medicine at the University of Ottawa, is critical of the Canadian Human Rights Commission for being 'unreasonably slow' in processing a complaint that the Federal Court of Appeal ordered more than 15 months ago. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

A leading University of Ottawa academic is blasting the Canadian Human Rights Commission for being “unreasonably slow” in re-examining a complaint that the Federal Court of Appeal ordered 15 months ago about an allegation of “discriminatory practice” by the Immigration Department for significantly longer processing times of parental sponsorship applications compared to spouses and children.

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