Tune into Question Period and you will periodically hear the words “close the loophole” thrown around in heated debates concerning refugee claimants. Yet, it remains unclear what supporters of the loophole narrative are trying to propose.
The Global Compact for Migration represents an opportunity for Canada to share best practices, learn from the experiences of others, and highlight areas where we can provide support. To suggest that Canada should steer away from its well-developed international reputation and dismiss such multilateral frameworks is reckless and irresponsible.
Since the 2015 election, the federal government has continually expressed their desire to commit to a feminist structure of governance. One of the tools they use to do so is GBA+ (Gender-based Analysis Plus), which aims to analyze how different people experience policies and programs based on gender diversity. The added factor to this is the “plus” that attempts to incorporate intersecting identities for example, race, religion or socio-economic status, alongside gender.
On Oct. 31, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister Ahmed Hussen tabled the 2018 Annual Report on Immigration. This plan outlines several immigration targets, including the number of Government-Assisted Refugee (GAR) and Privately-Sponsored Refugee (PSR) allocations for the next three years.