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University of Ottawa plans to reoffer refused courtroom for refugee hearings

Jean Lash, an immigration lawyer at South Ottawa Community Legal Services, said the overnight bus trip to Montreal for his hearing was very stressful for one of her clients who had PTSD.

November 18, 2015

CBSA to end controversial return program for failed refugee claimants

Critics of the Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration program say it failed to protect returnees.

January 21, 2015

Refugee claims drop by half in Canada, rise in US, says UN

Asylum applications to Canada continued to fall in 2013, bucking a trend that saw a big increase in applications to the United States and other industrialized countries.

April 04, 2014

The Conservative war on refugees

Just because a refugee arrives on a boat or a plane unannounced does not automatically mean he or she intends to harm us, says this writer in Embassy.

March 06, 2014

Thought refugee reforms were settled? Think again

Advocates fear the return of proposals that were "extremely damaging to refugee rights."

February 01, 2012