immigration: In one instance, an immigration detainee was held for more than 11 years, according to Toronto Star. Children can also be detained. Yet Canada remains one of only a few liberal democracies in the world without a legislated limit on the length of time an immigration detainee can be held behind bars for purely non-criminal, administrative reasons. Over the past five years, Canada has detained more than 35,000 people in centres like this one in Laval, Que., seen in this August 2016 file photo. Canada was urged to stop detaining children and to enact a maximum length of time that anyone can spend in immigration detention. Graham Hughes / THE CANADIAN PRESS file photo This week, Canada responded to 275 recommendations from member states on the United Nations Human Rights Council to improve its human rights record. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.
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