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Nell Toussaint: Canada and Health Conditions

nell toussaint: 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, according to Vancouver Courier. 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. 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.article continues below Trending Stories How a Romanian pop singer's quirky ode to Vancouver became a viral hit Vancouver man claims he was targeted by police because of his race Summer wild fires and smoke-clogged skies the new normal in B.C. Jean Swanson sentenced to jail time over pipeline protest The committee further says the Canadian government should review its national legislation to ensure that all irregular migrants have access to essential health care. 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. Because her refugee claim was not active at the time and she was living as an undocumented migrant in Canada, she was denied access to the program. 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. ( As reported in the news.