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Bill C-31: Why is Canada cracking down on refugees?

In June 2012, Canada passed Bill C-31, a new law that changes the federal immigration system, particularly the asylum claims system. The law came into effect mid-December.  “Protecting Canada’s Immigration System Act” puts unprecedented power in the hands of the Immigration Minister, largely strips the claims process of judicial oversight, and opens the door for prison privatization. New mechanisms to ...

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