Parliament Video: Jenny in the House: Safe Third Country Agreement: How many more tragedies before gov acts?

On May 31, 2017 Jenny rose to ask this question:

Jenny Kwan (NDP) Vancouver East, BC

"Mr. Speaker, we have just seen one of the horrors of Canada's so-called safe third country agreement with the U.S. A woman's body was found in a ditch near the Canada-U.S. border. The woman is believed to be an asylum seeker trying to enter Canada. Under the agreement, asylum seekers from the U.S. are turned away from legal ports of entry, forcing them to take great risks.

After five months and nearly 3,000 asylum seekers crossing the border, what else is the government waiting for? How many more tragedies do we need to see before the government suspends the agreement?"

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