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Canada should do more for refugees, displaced populations, says outgoing UNHCR representative

By Mike Lapointe      

Canada resettled 28,100 refugees in 2018. But a public policy expert cautions that increased irregular border crossings threaten both popular support for migration, as well as the international refugee protection system.

Outgoing UNHCR representative in Canada Jean-Nicolas Beuze, pictured in his office on Dec. 12, 2019. 'It’s great what has been done over the last three or four years,' says Mr. Beuze. 'More can be done.' The Hill Times photograph by Mike Lapointe

Outgoing UNHCR representative in Canada Jean-Nicolas Beuze, who came into the role two years after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau claimed Canada was “back” on the world stage following the 2015 election, says there is a “strong argument to make that Canada should do more for refugees and displaced populations—and humanity in general.”

Mike Lapointe

Mike Lapointe joined the The Hill Times in June 2019 and covers the federal public service, deputy ministers, the Privy Council Office, public service unions, the Phoenix pay system, the machinery of government, and the Parliament Hill media.
- mlapointe@hilltimes.com


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