Time to change refugee law, says immigration committee chair
By Peter MazereeuwJul. 13, 2016
Canada's refugee system hamstrings the government from helping internally displaced people, says Wrzesnewskyj.
Members of the House Immigration Committee, including chair Borys Wrzesnewskyj and immigration critics Michelle Rempel, centre, and Jenny Kwan will spend their summer studying how to fix a refugee system in Canada that isn't designed to deal with internally displaced people such as many members of northern Iraq's Yazidi community. The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright
Canada’s refugee system is failing persecuted peoples around the world who can’t flee their own country, say members of the House Immigration Committee.
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