Last week, the Federal Court ruled that the Canada-US "Safe Third Country Agreement" violates rights and freedoms protected under Section 7 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Re-thinking refugee protection: focusing on people and safe passageRe-thinking refugee protection: focusing on people and safe passage
Efforts in Canada to provide safe passage to asylum seekers crossing into Canada from the United States prove that people power and civil society action can change public policy and save lives.
Now is the time for Canada to walk away from the Safe Third Country AgreementNow is the time for Canada to walk away from the Safe Third Country Agreement
It's disingenuous for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to publicly claim that Canada is safe for asylum claimants while the Bush-era Canada-US Safe Third Country Agreement (STCA) prevents refugees coming from the Unites States from seeking safe haven in Canada.
Welcoming refugees at our borders: a moral and legal imperativeWelcoming refugees at our borders: a moral and legal imperative
The Canadian Council for Refugees urges Canadians to respond positively to refugee claimants who have been arriving at our borders in increased numbers in recent months.