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Conservatives Must Clarify Cuts to Refugee Health Care

Conservatives Must Clarify Cuts to Refugee Health Care

Posted on July 3, 2012

WINNIPEG– Liberal Citizenship and Immigration critic Kevin Lamoureux made the following statement today on the Conservative government’s apparent reversal of planned cuts to refugee health care:

“After recklessly cutting health care benefits to refugees without consultation, the Harper Conservatives must now clarify their position and whether they are quietly backtracking or changing the rules of their disastrous announcement made in April.

Provincial governments and frontline healthcare providers need to know if this government is creating a two-tier system where some refugees will be covered while others will be left to fend for themselves.

Changes that seriously impact the lives of the most vulnerable should not be done by stealth. Minister Kenney and this Conservative government must do the right thing and completely rescind these dangerous health care cuts that could lead to the loss of lives.”