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Government to Refocus Resettlement Efforts

posted Mar 20, 2011, 4:12 PM by Milorad Borota   [ updated Mar 20, 2011, 4:35 PM ]
Ottawa, March 18, 2011 — Canada is ending the ineffective Source Country refugee class in order to put more emphasis on work with the United Nations and refugees in the greatest need, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced today.

“As part of the changes being introduced with the Balanced Refugee Reform Act, the government is expanding its resettlement programs by 20% to help more refugees living in camps and urban slums,” said Minister Kenney. “Since the Source Country class is not working as it was intended, we plan to repeal it in order to refocus our resettlement efforts on refugee situations where needs are the greatest, such as Iraqi refugees in Syria and Bhutanese refugees in Nepal.”

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