Refugees

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We will restore Canada’s reputation and help more people in need through a program that is safe, secure, and humane.

Canada once welcomed refugees openly, but that proud history has faded after a decade of mismanagement under Stephen Harper. We will renew and expand our commitment to helping resettle more refugees, and deliver a refugee program that is safe, secure, and humane.

We will:

  • fully restore the Interim Federal Health Program that provides limited and temporary health benefits to refugees and refugee claimants;
  • establish an expert human rights panel to determine designated countries of origin, and provide a right to appeal refugee decisions for citizens from these countries; and
  • appoint individuals with appropriate subject-matter expertise to Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Board.

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