Letter: Budget Bill Restricts Access to Social Assistance for Refugee Claimants

In November 2014 the group “Citizens for Public Justice” (CPJ) wrote an open letter to the Minister of Finance Joe Oliver with respect to the inclusion of new sections to Bill C-585. The CPJ made the point that these provisions would allow provinces to restrict access to social assistance for refugee claimants and others who have not yet been granted permanent residence. The letter stresses the fact that government is implementing policies that worsen people’s health and deny their fundamental human rights.

You can read the entire letter here.

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