An open letter to Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism
Canadians are proud of their country's tradition of providing protection for those in need. Bill C-31, the Protecting Canada's Immigration System Act, however, contradicts this tradition.
The Bill protects no one and threatens many. It treats asylum seekers as criminals rather than people who need our protection. It is discriminatory, conflicts with Canadians' sense of fairness, and violates the fundamental rights guaranteed to all people by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.