'Safe' country list could be obstacle to EU trade deal

Amnesty calls new rules 'unequal and unfair,' warns it could lead to mistakes.

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Immigration Minister Jason Kenney announces the list of countries from which asylum claimants are to be fast-tracked starting Dec. 15, including 25 European Union countries, the United States, and Croatia.
Kristen Shane
Published: Friday, 12/14/2012 5:31 pm EST
Last Updated: Thursday, 12/20/2012 5:31 pm EST

Canada has not included two European Union countries on an initial list of so-called safe countries announced today, meaning that they could continue to face Canadian visa requirements, and as a result possibly complicate Canada’s plans to ink a trade deal with the EU.

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