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Press Conference: Cabinet Role and Canadian Council

press conference: This development stands to deepen public fears, misunderstandings and stereotypes, the groups wrote in an open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that was signed by Amnesty International Canada, the Canadian Council for Refugees, the International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group and six other organizations, according to Toronto Star. Bill Blair, federal minister of border security and organized crime reduction, during a press conference in Toronto on Aug. 3, 2018. They say the new cabinet role creates more confusion about Ottawa's handling of refugee claimants and risks fanning prejudice toward asylum seekers crossing into Canada from the United States. Blair was recently named to the new cabinet role. Chris Young / THE CANADIAN PRESS The letter takes particular aim at the name of the new portfolio, arguing it unjustly associates asylum seekers with crime. Now human rights groups and refugee advocates are taking aim at the name of the new portfolio saying it unjustly associates asylum seekers with crime. ( As reported in the news.