Advocates, politicos urge feds to lead on ending ‘appalling practice’ of immigrant detention in provincial jails
Liberal Bill C-20 'step in the right direction' for transparency and accountability, but failure to track children separated from parents at the border 'disappointing,' says NDP immigration critic Jenny Kwan.
RCMP officers direct asylum seekers from an irregular border crossing at Roxham Road in Quebec in August 2017. In 2019-20, the Canada Border Services Agency detained 8,825 people, including 1,932 in provincial jails, according to a report by Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, who launched a campaign urging provinces and the federal government to end the practice. Wikimedia Commons photograph courtesy of Daniel Case