Dear Minister, Like the rest of Canada, the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers is watching in shock as the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues. The need for global solidarity and burden-sharing to [...]
On 12 October 2021, CARL penned an open letter to PM Trudeau urging that his newly re-elected government take swift action on critical immigration migration and refugee matters, including: The continuing COVID-19 [...]
The Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers (“CARL”) is writing to express our serious alarm at the Canada Border Services Agency’s (“CBSA”) announcement, issued on November 30, 2020, that it will resume removals [...]
Despite policies requiring the provision of services regardless of immigration status, victims and witnesses with precarious or no status fear arrest, detention and removal from Canada if they engage with the Toronto [...]
Thirty-six organisations sign a Letter to Honourable David Lametti, PC, MP Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of Canada regarding the appointment of BIPOC judges to Canada’s federal courts. Read Here. Trente-six [...]
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CARL has prepared two position papers on remote hearings at the IRB. The first paper is entitled "CARL's Position on Resuming Refugee Protection Division (RPD) Processing of Claims". It recommends expanding the [...]
Read CARL's submission here in response to the Canada Border Services Agency, Consultation Notice on proposed amendments to the collection and recovery of removal costs.
The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau Prime Minister of Canada Office of the Prime Minister 80 Wellington Street Ottawa, ON KlA 0A2 Via email: email@example.com Dear Prime Minister Trudeau, RE: Ministerial mandate letters [...]
Media Release: Womens’ Organizations Release Open Letter Slamming Refugee Law Changes In Federal Budget
Groups say federal government’s new restrictions put women at risk OTTAWA (8 May 2019) - Today, over 45 women’s organizations from across Canada condemned what they called an alarming clawback of the [...]