The next steps in immigration reform

The government should re-examine the lifetime bar imposed on immigrants from sponsoring family members.

DND Photo: Sgt Yannick Bédard
A member of UNHCR working in Syria, centre-left, gives a tour of a refugee camp to (from left) Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, Immigration Minister John McCallum and Health Minister Jane Philpott on Nov. 29.
Jamie Liew
Published: Wednesday, 12/09/2015 12:00 am EST
Last Updated: Tuesday, 01/05/2016 10:43 am EST

The new government should be applauded for its commitment to protecting refugees. Including “refugees” in the minister’s new title, and providing a plan for the resettlement of 25,000 refugees, has been a strong and positive start to this government’s immigration, refugees and citizenship mandate.

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