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Thinking critically about the Canadian immigration system (3 of 3)

October 15, 2010
| Who's let in? Who's left out? And why? Does the Canadian government care about how migrants live or just how much they can work?
Length: 52:03
| October 14, 2010

Immigration review board: Weeding out evil family men everywhere

Canada's Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) is not listed as an example in the dictionary under "nuanced." And maybe Canadians feel safer for having the IRB toss out people who make much better neighbours than the drunken louts who party till all hours on the weekend and puke up their Frosh Week activities in the flower bed.

But geez, you know, I wish they would take a slightly harder look, because it's becoming all too clear to me that Canada's refugee system really has no interest in adding upstanding citizens to the country who are precisely who we should promote. If Canada could send out a flyer to potential refugees with examples of who we desire, Jose Figueroa, living in Langley with his wife and three kids, would be the poster boy for the campaign.

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