HANSARD: Will the PM step in to prevent the processing backlog from getting even worse at IRCC?

Oral Questions
April 25th, 2023 / 2:50 p.m.

Jenny Kwan Vancouver East, BC

Mr. Speaker, immigration backlog and processing delays continue to have a detrimental impact for people who want to reunite with loved ones and for those who need to get to safety.

As the crisis in Sudan worsens, Canadians with loved ones in Sudan are worried sick about their safety. The Liberals must get a fair deal for the PSAC workers to restore all immigration services. The longer the government drags its feet, the longer loved ones trapped in Sudan will have to wait.

Will the Prime Minister step in to prevent the processing backlog from getting even worse at IRCC?

Mélanie Joly Minister of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Speaker, I would like to reassure this House because my colleague mentioned the fact that people stuck in Sudan are not able to get out of Sudan. Canadians right now are being contacted 24-7 because consular services are emergency services. We are there to help them. We have had 550 of them who raised their hands saying they need help; 100 have gotten out of Sudan.

We are on this and we will make sure that every Canadian is coming back and is safe.

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