Another Call to Action: Say No to Tory Changes to Refugee System

This one came to me via a friend on Livejournal.
The government has recently introduced Bill C-11, legislation that would dramatically change the current legislation around Immigration and Refugee Protection. There are a number of problems with this legislation, which appears to have been drafted without input from key stakeholders. The Refugee Lawyers Association, Canadian Council of Refugees, Amnesty International, and the Canadian Bar Association all hold the position that this Bill should be referred to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration BEFORE A SECOND READING. This provides the best opportunity to make amendments to the Bill.
For this one, Canadians are urged to contact your MPs as soon as possible. You can find their contact information here.

Shakers outside Canada may wish to address letters or e-mails to your local Canadian consulate. As ever when engaging in international diplomacy, I urge firm but polite notice that outside attention is being given, that the world's eyes are on Canada's response to refugees.

Tip of the CaitieCap to crunchywitch on LJ.

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