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Agencies lobby for changes to Bill that would hurt refugees

Written by  Share News Monday, 01 December 2014 02:00
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Some 160 agencies from across Canada have banded together to lobby Ottawa for changes to an omnibus Bill C-43 that is under study and if passed will limit social assistance benefits for refugee claimants.  

The groups have sent an Open Letter to Finance Minister, Joe Oliver, asking him to oppose parts of Bill C-43 that will impose minimum residency requirements for eligibility for social assistance benefits for certain categories of people based on their immigration status. 

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