Senators urge action on resettlement of Afghans in Canada – June 2, 2022

June 2, 2022 at 7:25 am  Federal, Politics

At a news conference in Ottawa, senators Salma Ataullahjan, Marty Deacon, Mobina Jaffer, Marilou McPhedran, and Ratna Omidvar draw attention to problems with the processing of applications from Afghans seeking to resettle in Canada. They are joined by Naheed Farid, a former member of the Afghanistan parliament. In her remarks, Senator Ataullahjan urges the federal government to not put a cap on the number of Afghan refugees it will accept. The Canadian government has committed to resettling at least 40,000 refugees and vulnerable Afghans.

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