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Tough measures won’t stop refugees, Canada told

posted Jan 12, 2012, 10:49 AM by Milorad Borota   [ updated Jan 12, 2012, 10:49 AM ]
2012/01/04 21:44:00 Nicholas Keung Immigration Reporter Toronto Star

Mandatory detention and delayed family reunification won’t deter refugees from arriving en masse at borders, say Australian advocacy groups opposed to Ottawa’s anti-human smuggling bill.

The coalition of Australia’s leading refugee organizations hope Canada will learn from their experience and reconsider Bill C-4, which is based on the Australian model and currently before Parliament.

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