Supreme Court shuts out poor immigrants

Canada has a laudable program for granting immigration status to people on humanitarian and compassionate grounds. What is not laudable, however, is the government's insistence on charging an exorbitant fee to access the program. Many individuals most in need of humanitarian and compassionate relief are not able to access it because they simply do not have the $550-per-adult charged by the government.

Angus Grant
Published: Wednesday, 11/09/2011 12:00 am EST

Canada has a laudable program for granting immigration status to people on humanitarian and compassionate grounds. What is not laudable, however, is the government's insistence on charging an exorbitant fee to access the program. Many individuals most in need of humanitarian and compassionate relief are not able to access it because they simply do not have the $550-per-adult charged by the government.

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