News from Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers
The Canadian Associatio of Refugee Lawyers was created in September 2011 to act as a counter balance to both the recent treatment of asylum seekers and to current policy trends seeking to limit refugee rights in Canada.More information
Conservative Government's last minute appeal of Federal Court ruling on refugee health cuts prolongs unnecessary suffering
Refugee advocacy groups that were parties to the original court action have denounced the government's decision today as cynical and irresponsible.
The Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers has produced a summary of information and links explaining how Bill C-24 will undermine your fundamental right to be a citizen of Canada.
The Federal government's refugee laws and policies are shrouded by myths and misinformation, and create a barrier to understanding the issues affecting asylum seekers and refugees in Canada.
One year on, refugee lawyers say changes have created unfair system for deciding refugee claims and point to serious and systemic flaws with the new regime.
Video: Lawyer Laura Best explains the legal case being made against the federal government's cuts to the Interim Federal Health Program
On June 30th 2012, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney made cuts to IFH, the Interim Federal Health Program. On February 25th 2013, the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers and others took the government to court over the cuts. In this video Lawyer Laura Best explains the legal case being made against the federal government's cuts to the Interim Federal Health Program
Date Friday, April 5, 2013
Time 10:45 a.m. - 5 p.m. Eastern Time; 7:45 a.m. - 2 p.m. Pacific Time
Place Video conference
The conference, Upholding Human Rights: Refugee Protection in Canada, will be held simultaneously by video in locations from coast to coast.
Date Friday, March 9, 2012
Time 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. EST
Where Simultaneously by video in several cities across Canada
The conference will be held simultaneously by video in several locations across Canada, and speakers and participants in the various locations will be able to interact. We are now able to confirm video conference sites or other alternatives in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver and Victoria. Arrangements can also be made for more sites upon request.