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Changes Fall: Immigration and Demand Clause

changes fall: Advocates and critics say, however, they are disappointed the proposed changes fall short of a full repeal of the excessive medical demand clause, and that people with disabilities continue to be viewed as liabilities, according to Toronto Star. A full repeal was recommended by a parliamentary immigration committee in a study released in December. The change will be made as part of the government's inclusive agenda. On Monday, federal Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen announced that he will update the 40-year-old policy that bars prospective immigrants deemed medically inadmissible to Canada, with new criteria of medical demand for immigration assessment taking effect on June 1. The proposed changes will raise the cost threshold for medical inadmissibility to three times that level, or 19,965, and remove references to special education, social and vocational services and personal support services needed by the applicants. Vote now Under current law, medical demand is found to be excessive if it exceeds the average annual health-care costs for a Canadian, which is estimated at 6,655. ( As reported in the news.