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Immigration: Bars Immigrants and Council

immigration: The group contends the practice is discriminatory and based on outdated, stereotypical ideas around disability, according to CTV. The council wants the government to drop the requirement from the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and to make sure disabled people are included in crafting a new, more inclusive procedure. The Council of Canadians with Disabilities is calling for the repeal of a provision that bars immigrants with disabilities from settling in Canada on grounds that they could place too much demand on the country's medical system. The council will be among several groups speaking this week before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration. Council First Vice-Chair John Rae says disability rights advocates don't often get a seat at the table at the inception of a new policy, and the result often is that changes must be made later to address their uniquely complex needs. The committee is studying the country's current criteria for the medical admissibility of prospective newcomers and will be holding sessions this week to hear views on the issue. ( As reported in the news.