Denying other human beings health care and a haven based on their country of origin is simply wrong. ‘No real refuge in Canada for some refugees,' Globe and Mail (15 June 2012).

Philip Berger, Bernie Farber and Clayton Ruby


A Federal Court ruled in July it was unconstitutional for the Conservatives to strip refugees of appeal. The Liberal government says it won't fight to preserve Conservative government rule changes that made it impossible for some rejected refuge... Read More

Toronto, December 16, 2015 – Canadian Doctors for Refugee Care welcomes, with gratitude, the federal Liberal government’s announcement today on the Interim Federal Health Program (IFH). Dropping the previous Conservative government&rs... Read More

Ottawa, December 16, 2015 – The Honourable John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, and the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today issued the following stateme... Read More

The new Liberal government will fully restore refugee health care as part of their commitment to refugees, said Canada's new immigration minister John McCallum. "That's a no-brainer," McCallum told host Chris Hall in an interview on CBC Radio... Read More

We are all aware of the comment in 1939 by Frederick Charles Blair, a senior immigration official under William Lyon Mackenzie King. Regarding the pending arrival of the MS St Louis to Canada, he stated: “No country can open its doors wide e... Read More

Images of three-year-old Alan Kurdi’s body washed ashore evoke a special resonance for Jews. We know all too well the horrors of persecution and being shunned by the world. That is why Canadian Jewry has always been at the forefront of refug... Read More

The past 10 years have seen many changes that have fundamentally altered the Canada that we love. The Conservative government has made it more difficult for refugees to find safety for themselves and their children on our shores. It has passed Bi... Read More

All-Party debate puts refugee issues in federal election spotlight   As refugee policy issues continue to factor heavily in the current federal election campaign, the Jewish–Refugee Action Network (JRAN) and Congregation Darchei Noam ar... Read More

Media Advisory   All-Party debate puts refugee issues in federal election spotlight   As refugee policy issues continue to factor heavily in the current federal election campaign, the Jewish–Refugee Action Network (JRAN) and Congre... Read More

In a major blow to the Harper government, the Federal Court has struck down its so-called safe country list for refugees as unconstitutional. In a ruling Thursday, the court said Ottawa’s designation by country of origin or DCO ... Read More

The Federal Court of Canada has thrown a lifeline to a deported Roma refugee family, whose former lawyer was suspended by the law society for professional misconduct. In a recent ruling, the court ordered Immigration Minister Chris Alexander to... Read More

Tempers flared at a penalty hearing on Monday for a Toronto lawyer who was suspended for five months after admitting to professional misconduct in representing more than a dozen Roma refugee claimants. Several supporters of the Roma — dep... Read More

Yesterday's passing of Bill C-51 was a troubling occurrence. The Bill in it's current form does not show respect for civil liberties in Canada and would marginalize certain communities in a discriminatory and similar fashion to previous government... Read More

When governments make policy errors, it can have a detrimental impact on society. Thankfully, policy can be changed. However, when policy affects a family’s life, it can have a devastating effect. Last year, I wrote about the Pusuma family.... Read More

With a federal election coming soon, JRAN is asking candidates from all parties to take the following pledge to promote fairness for refugees: As a member of Parliament following the next election, I pledge to work on laws and regulations that wil... Read More

A Toronto lawyer who represented hundreds of Roma Hungarian refugees has admitted to professional misconduct for failing to adequately prepare some of his clients’ claims for asylum. At a disciplinary hearing Monday, Viktor Hohots fi... Read More

For immediate release March 2, 2015   Statement from the Jewish – Refugee Action Network Pusuma family forced to leave country before admission of misconduct by lawyer  Friends in Jewish community pledge to continue fight for fairn... Read More

By: Nicholas Keung Immigration reporter, Published on Mon Feb 23 2015 Ottawa has slowly — and quietly — stepped up efforts to strip permanent resident status from former refugees who were granted asylum in Canada and later r... Read More

A few days after Christmas, Sarah looked in the mirror in the front hallway of the red-brick home in Toronto’s east end. She was trying on winter coats donated by the parishioners of St. Bartholomew’s Catholic church just down the road... Read More

Canada is known for its global humanitarianism – from conceiving of peacekeeping to joining the fight to reduce the spread of HIV. Yet our country’s record on refugees is more mixed. After the First World War, Canada opposed the admiss... Read More

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