19 March 2012

Developments in Canada

Bill C-31:

Information about the provisions in this proposed bill can be found on the web sites of the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers (CARL) and Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR). Sample reactions from refugee advocates include:

  • Bill C-31 – Fast but not as fair: Major changes to Canada’s refugee system (Maytree Conversations, March 2012) [text]
  • Canada: Vote No on Migrant Detention Bill (Human Rights Watch, March 2012) [text]
  • Prof. Audrey Macklin with Lorne Waldman: Ottawa’s bogus refugee bill (Faculty Blog, Feb. 2012) [text]
  • Protect Refugees from Bill C-31: Joint statement (Justice for Refugees and Immigrants Coalition, March 2012) [text]
  • Who decides? (Dean Sossin's Blog, Feb. 2012) [text]

Recognition rates:

2011 Refugee Claim Data and IRB Member Recognition Rates (Canadian Council for Refugees, March 2012) [access]

"Refugee Claims Show Inconsistent Approval Rates," CBC News, 12 March 2012 [text]

Events after the fact:

CARL National Conference, Toronto, 9 March 2012 [access]
- Both audio and video of the event are available.

Refugee Night, Ottawa, 22 February 2012 [access]
- Follow the link for a summary of the evening, along with links to speeches and transcripts.


State of Immigrant and Refugee Women's Status in Canada: 2012 - A Joint Report (CCR et al., March 2012) [text]

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

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