Canadian Refugee Healthcare Slashes Invite Widespread Condemnations, Court Cases
In a significant development, it has been learnt that some refugee support organizations and seekers of refuge are fervently contesting the recent healthcare cuts made for those people in Canada, who are reportedly filing petitions for refugee status. Some of them have even filed a court case alleging the cuts are not only illegal but these also go against the refugee’s rights.
Reportedly, the grievance is an answer to a decision made by the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) that came into force on June 30, 2012. In the proclamation, Immigration Canada observed that the involved program for health–which offers provisional health services to the refugee-aspirants–would discard additional health services. According to CIC, these programs have boosted the program’s cost taking the same to $84.6 million for 2010-2011.
Talking about the development, Jason Kenney, the immigration minister, observed that the nationals of the Maple Country are rather tolerant & kind even while the country boasts of a liberal immigration arrangement. He added that still the government has no intentions whatsoever to ask them (the nationals) to pay for benefits for the protected individuals and refugee claimants.
The decision, however, invited instant repercussions from many doctors & refugee support groups throughout the Maple Country. Apparently–perturbed by the strong reaction–Ottawa was swift to make clear that certain given categories of the refugees, including those who are administration-supported, would remain unaffected. Reportedly, Ottawa claimed that the cuts are not targeted towards all applicants. Instead these are meant for those failed asylum candidates, who could be exiled. The detractors, however, don’t seem much convinced even while many of them allegedly claim that the off-putting costs of the decision are being experienced by the seekers of asylum throughout the country.
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