Refugee Convention: Justin Trudeau and News Statement
refugee convention: It didn't seem to me that the premier was quite as aware of our international obligations to the UN convention on refugees, as he might have been Justin Trudeau on Doug Ford cdnpoli onpoli It came on the heels of a belligerent news statement from Ford's team, accusing Trudeau's government of creating a mess of the refugee system and claiming it encouraged illegal border crossers, according to National Observer. Article 31 of the UN Refugee Convention, to which Canada is a party, says asylum-seekers can't have penalties imposed on them for the way they enter a country, if they present themselves promptly to authorities and show good cause for their presence. ; It didn't seem to me that the premier was quite as aware of our international obligations to the UN convention on refugees, as he might have been, said Trudeau. The prime minister made the remarks after meeting with the newly sworn-in premier at Queen's Park in Toronto on July 5 the first time the two met to discuss the thousands of asylum seekers who have made claims at the borders of Ontario, Quebec and Manitoba. So I spent a little time explaining how the asylum seeker system works and how our system is supposed to operate. Had a productive first official meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau this afternoon. Trudeau emphasized the importance of federal and provincial officials getting clarity on how we can actually work together to ensure that we are holding true to our values. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.
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