Canadians overseas need help

The government can pick and choose which Canadians it will and won’t help. That should change.

The Hill Times Photo: Cynthia Münster
Abousfian Abdelrazik speaks at a press conference in Ottawa in 2009.
Gar Pardy
Published: Wednesday, 03/30/2016 12:00 am EDT

Yesterday, the Rideau Institute and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives jointly released my report, Canadians Abroad: A Policy and Legislative Agenda, detailing the myriad problems faced by Canadians overseas and the need for numerous changes to the policies affecting the provision of consular services, that is, of assistance to Canadians in difficulty in foreign countries. The report also makes recommendations to improve the assistance Canada provides to such Canadians and the international legal environment for consular services.

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