Feds cut privately-sponsored refugee claim intake to a trickle

Cleaning up the backlog will take time. Meanwhile, the immigration department has imposed a cap on new applications.

Kristen Shane
Published: Wednesday, 11/09/2011 12:00 am EST

In the summer of 2010, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney criss-crossed Canada encouraging private organizations like gay and lesbian groups to sponsor refugees to come to Canada.

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