It’s time to suspend the Safe Third Country Agreement, and luckily it’s not hard to do
By Jim CreskeyFeb. 24, 2017
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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On top of $301.8-billion in planned spending in the 2019-10 main estimates—combining $299.6-billion in budgetary spending and $2.2-billion in non-budgetary expenses—is another $51.2-billion in statutory expenses.
‘Imagine losing your job, getting fired, but you’re fired by basically your entire riding and your whole life has been serving these people, and there’s just a lot wrapped up in it:’ Tory House leader Candice Bergen.