Let’s wel­come those re­jected by the U.S.

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION - RE: Refugee pol­icy

As a Cana­dian mil­len­nial, I have been feel­ing over­whelmed about ev­ery­thing go­ing on in the United States. I know that I am not alone.

Re­cently, Justin Trudeau took to Twit­ter to re­as­sure Cana­di­ans that we will wel­come refugees with open arms. This is an ex­cit­ing prom­ise, but there is a prob­lem: 2004’s Cana­dian-US Safe Third Coun­try Agree­ment does not al­low those who have been de­nied refugee sta­tus in the United States to come to Canada.

We, as Cana­di­ans can help. Canada is a won­der­ful place to live, and I love the rep­u­ta­tion that we have. Now is the time for us to live up to the rep­u­ta­tion. Let’s write our MPs and tell them that we to re­scind the Cana­di­anUS Safe Third Coun­try Agree­ment. Abi­gail Duerk­sen, Hamil­ton

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