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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Though divisive politics has become a regular feature of political culture in Canada, thanks in part to the rhetoric from the country's southern neighbours, some MPs say there's been pushback to that kind of messaging.
A former CSIS analyst says the RCMP had a ‘strong case’ against journalist Ben Makuch, but the vice-president of the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression says the ruling will ‘hurt the institution of journalism.'
Independent Senator Kim Pate, who will be among those in attendance at Nicholas Kasirer's hearing next week, is interested in hearing about his views about how systemic inequality can affect access to justice.