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November 28, 2012

'Bogus' claims and 'safe' countries: When will Jason Kenney drop the other shoe? | rabble.ca

By B. Ross Ashley

We're still waiting for the other shoe to drop on some of the federal government's big priorities. Take Immigration Minister Jason Kenney's refugee reform Bill, C-31, which Parliament passed way back in June. C-31 gives the Minister of Immigration unilateral power to declare safe "Designated Countries of Origin." Refugee claimants from those countries would have an extremely rapid hearing process, with no effective right to appeal and wou ...

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We're still waiting for the other shoe to drop on some of the federal government's big priorities. Take Immigration Minister Jason Kenney's refugee reform Bill, C-31, which Parliament passed way back in June. C-31 gives the Minister of Immigration unilateral power to declare safe "Designated Countries of Origin." Refugee claimants from those countries would have an extremely rapid hearing process, with no effective right to appeal and would be shipped home as soon as possible. The goal, the government has claimed, is to get "bogus" claimants out of the queue quickly and make room for "genuine" refugees, who come not from pleasant and democratic Europe, but from war torn regions such as the Middle East. Not that the Harper government rushed to take in Palestinian women and children caught in the deadly cross fire in Gaza.

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Born in the USA, living in Canada since 1968, I'm a Vietnam war resister, a revolutionary democratic socialist partisan of the Fourth International reproclaimed in 1993, a member of Canada's New Democratic Party, on the executive committee of the St. Paul's NDP constituency association; a retired hospital worker, a retired member of Local 1.on of the Service Employees International Union and of the SMART reform caucus of SEIU. I sing bass-baritone in Common thread Community Chorus of Toronto, play Appalachian dulcimer and fool around with an ocarina, and knit socks.

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