Jenny in the House: Government must stop discriminating against disabled children

A question Jenny asked during question period on September 19th, 2017. The minister, as you can see, was not available:

Jenny Kwan (NDP) Vancouver East, BC

"Mr. Speaker, today the Department of Citizenship and Immigration still rejects permanent residency of family members based on their having a disability. The minister has admitted that this practice is outdated and “out of step” with what Canadians expect. The Liberals have been reviewing this issue for two years, and last week the minister met with the provinces, but there has still been no action. In the meantime, the future of families like those of Mercedes Benitez hangs in the balance.

Will the minister stop discriminating against children with disabilities and scrap this outdated provision?"

 

https://openparliament.ca/debates/2017/9/19/jenny-kwan-1/

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