Posted by: Youth Service Network & We Belong Project | February 29, 2012

Canadian Council for Refugees Webinar – Take Action on Refugee Protection

CCRwebinar – Bill C-31 Rolls Back Refugee Protection: What you can do

Thursday March 1st, 2:30-3:30 pm (Eastern time) with Rick Goldman,  member of the CCR Executive Committee and Rob Shropshire, CCR interim Executive Director.

The CCR is seriously concerned that new government legislation, Bill C-31 will create a two-tier system of refugee protection in Canada. It will make refugee protection in Canada dangerously vulnerable to political whims, rather than ensuring a fair and independent decision about who is a refugee. It also includes costly measures to detain refugee claimants and to revoke the status of refugees who are now permanent residents.

Bill C-31 must be withdrawn. Canada’s policies towards refugees must be fair, affordable, and independent of political considerations. They must comply with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and Canada’s international obligations.

This webinar will look at how you can make a difference in your community. Join the CCR in calling for amendments to Bill C-31. Help to raise awareness of these costly government proposals: for refugees and for Canadian taxpayers.

Interesting in participating? Anyone is welcome to participate in this webinar, with the exception of members of the government and media.

See ccrwebinars online at: http://ccrweb.ca/en/webinars for more information and to register.

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