Appeal court overturns suspension of Canada-U.S. asylum agreement
Last July, a landmark Federal Court ruling declared the 17-year-old refugee pact violated the Charter. Today, the appeal court disagreed, and so the treaty will remain in effect.
When the Liberals challenged the Federal Court's ruling striking down the Safe Third Country Agreement last summer, Public Safety Minister Bill Blair said it was necessary to make clear the legal framework governing asylum law. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade