Jenny in the House: Safe Third Country Agreement

On March 18, 2019, Jenny rose in the House during Question Period to ask why the government will not suspend the Safe Third Country Agreement in order to better protect asylum seekers crossing from the US who are fleeing gender-based violence:

Jenny Kwan (NDP) Vancouver East, BC

"Mr. Speaker, the safe third country agreement was not working over a year ago. The U.S. is not a safe country for asylum seekers. Children continue to be separated from their parents. Gender-based violence is no longer recognized as a basis for asylum.

The Prime Minister stated that the treatment of asylum seekers by the U.S. was wrong, but instead of suspending the agreement, the Liberals are looking to expand it and apply it to those crossing into Canada irregularly. Is this what a Liberal feminist government looks like, denying women fleeing domestic violence the right to make an asylum claim?"

 

https://openparliament.ca/debates/2019/3/18/jenny-kwan-1/

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