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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'You don't stop trying to find ways of resolving differences in opinion, but I do think in this day and age you need a whole range of ways of expressing concern and trying to move opinion,' says Bob Rae.
Government House Leader Pablo Rodriguez dodged questions if the government was responsible for setting the stage for a stand-off that could trigger an election, saying the question should be asked of the Conservatives.
Global Brief magazine editor Irvin Studin says politicians and policy-makers' thinking is 'too small, it’s too linear, it’s too path dependent, and it looks increasingly absurd as these systemic crises.'
Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux says he's found it 'much more difficult to get information out of the minister’s officer' since Parliament returned with Chrystia Freeland in charge of the nation's finances.