With the divergence of Trump and Trudeau's refugee policies, the fallout from this 2002 deal is now far worse than its architects could ever have imagined.
Demonstrators in Ottawa in January protest U.S. President Donald Trump's proposed travel ban for citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
OTTAWA—Canada’s Safe Third Country Agreement with the United States has something in common with a virus. It has remained dormant, apparently harmless, for years and then awakened unexpectedly to cause pain and grief.
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David MacNaughton 'made it a priority' to understand who the key U.S. influencers were and which Canadian would be best to deliver the message, says former PMO Canada-U.S. war room staffer Diamond Isinger.
'The evidence showed there were many ways in which Mr. Trudeau, either directly or through the actions of those under his direction, sought to influence the Attorney General,' the commissioner's report says.