News from Canada Without Poverty
Canada Without Poverty has praised the government's intentions as outlined in Trudeau's mandate letter to the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development.
Recently, the Federal Court decision Canadian Doctors for Refugee Care et al v. AG (Canada) was released. In the decision, Justice Mactavish found that the government has violated the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms by restricting access to health care for refugees. On the surface this may seem like a very positive decision for the rights of those living within Canada. But upon close inspection, we at CWP are very concerned that this decision could have harmful consequences for people living in poverty.