About 94 per cent of sponsorship groups responding to a recent survey indicated they were concerned that the Syrian refugee effort has prolonged processing times for non-Syrian applications.
Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen, pictured, should ensure that no refugee will have to repay transportation loans when others have been exempted, says Bolu Coker of Citizens for Public Justice. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Many Canadians now know what it means to sponsor refugees, thanks to Canada’s Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program (PSRP). The opportunity for civil participation in refugee resettlement is a core part of Canada’s overall refugee policy.
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The House of Commons International Trade Committee will have a pre-study on June 18 to hear from between 12 and 15 witnesses in preparation for the possibility that the committee will review Bill C-100 in the summer.
Despite increasing awareness of the threat plastic poses to the environment, Sylvain Charlebois, senior director of the Agri-Food Analytics Lab at Dalhousie, said he expects there will be some resistance from consumers.