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Canadian Government: Health Conditions and Nell Toussaint

canadian government: The committee further says the Canadian government should review its national legislation to ensure that all irregular migrants have access to essential health care, according to The Chronicle Herald. Toussaint came to Canada as a visitor from Grenada in 1999 but remained in the country after finding employment, despite not having permission to work in Canada. As part of its non-binding ruling, the UN committee says Canada has an onus to compensate Nell Toussaint for the harm she suffered after developing serious health conditions that required medical treatment. She worked a variety of temporary jobs for several years before beginning the process of trying to apply for permanent residency in Canada a process that was delayed due to financial struggles and her deteriorating health. In 2009, Toussaint applied to the Interim Federal Health Program IFHP which covers certain medical services for refugees or those seeking refugee status in Canada. She did receive some emergency medical treatment, but was repeatedly denied blood tests and medical procedures because she did not have a health card and couldn't afford to pay out-of-pocket, according to an affidavit she filed in Federal Court. ( As reported in the news.