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Canada’s immigration policies create discriminatory outcomes for African applicants, critics say

By Samantha Wright Allen      

There’s a ‘disconnect’ between the government’s goals to attract francophone immigrants, and the ‘reality’ that sees many French speakers from African nations denied entry, says NDP MP Jenny Kwan.

Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada is overseen by Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino. NDP critic Jenny Kwan says the minister should ask the 'hard questions' about the barriers preventing the department from achieving its own objectives.  The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Canada must apply a racial lens to its goal of increasing francophone immigration, and address why officials are refusing visas and study permits to African countries at higher rates, say immigration critics, if it has any hope of meeting its French-speaking targets.

Samantha Wright Allen

Samantha Wright Allen is a reporter for The Hill Times.
- swallen@hilltimes.com


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