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Canada's tradition of helping refugees is under threat

posted Feb 10, 2012, 3:48 PM by Milorad Borota   [ updated Feb 10, 2012, 3:49 PM ]
By DAVID BERGER, The Gazette January 25, 2012

At the conference, Jason Kenney, Canada's minister of citizenship and immigration, announced that Canada would resettle slightly more refugees in the future. While this news is welcome, the numbers involved are far too small to meaningfully address the fundamental imbalance in the distribution of refugees between rich and poor countries. Nor can opening the door a crack wider for refugee resettlement make up for policies that would violate the rights of refugees in Canada to whom we have legal obligations under the Refugee Convention.

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