NDP to Filibuster on Immigration

Published: Wednesday, 05/21/2008 12:00 am EDT

The government is trying to change the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act to cope with the over 900,000 backlogged immigration applications, but the NDP says it will filibuster the government's attempts in the immigration committee. "We're going to throw everything we can at it," NDP Immigration critic Olivia Chow told the National Post this week. "We will speak, we will move motions, we will have amendments, we will try to make sure it doesn't pass this summer." The proposed changes to the IRPA would give the immigration minister new powers to fast track choice immigrants.

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