Government prepares for public relations war over refugees

Citizenship and Immigration Canada commissioned studies last summer that tested messaging on possible reforms.

UN Photo: Evan Schneider
A United Nations High Commission for Refugees camp set up after the 2005 earthquake in Pakistan. Immigration Minister Jason Kenney has indicated the government wants to devote more resources to UNHCR refugees and less on refugee claims made in Canada.
Lee Berthiaume
Published: Wednesday, 03/17/2010 12:00 am EDT

In preparation for a possible public relations war, Citizenship and Immigration Canada commissioned two surveys last summer to feel Canadians out on prospective changes to the refugee system—as well as the messaging that will accompany them.

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