Conservatives work deal with Bloc, NDP on refugee reform



June 10, 2010

Globe and Mail, June 10, 2010: The Conservatives seem to have salvaged their faltering refugee reform legislation by working with the Bloc Quebecois and the NDP to find changes that all the political parties could stomach. Parliamentarians on the immigration committee hashed out the details into the evening Wednesday, emerging with all-party support for a bill that is substantially different than what was originally tabled this spring. Generally, the reforms aim to deter fraudsters from playing Canada’s system, but also speed approvals for legitimate applicants. [Keep reading here.]

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