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Refugees

Liberal

Introduce a permanent, dedicated refugee stream for human rights advocates, journalists, and humanitarian workers at risk, resettling up to 250 people / year.

Conservative

  • Remove the cap on privately sponsored refugees.
  • Ensure departmental resources are sufficiently focused on privately sponsored refugees.
  • Prioritize genocide survivors, LGBTQ+ refugees, and internally displaced people in the Government-Assisted Refugees program.
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NDP

  • Get rid of refugee backlog.
  • Work with Canadians to resettle refugees and ensure they're given needed support to build successful lives and new homes.
  • Establish a clear and permanent path for resettlement of LGBTQI2S+ refugees to Canada.

Green

Lead a national discussion to define the term “environmental refugee,” advocate for its inclusion as a refugee category in Canada, and accept an appropriate share of the world’s environmental refugees into Canada.