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October 10, 2019

Countering misinformation about immigrants and refugees in Canada

Federal elections are about the battle of ideas over what kind of Canada we want to be—and sometimes things get heated.

Then there are the tough conversations. A recent Samara survey of Canadian social media users, for instance, says Canadians find it more difficult to have conversations about issues like immigration and multiculturalism.

Section 91 Questions and Answers from IRCC

Questions and Answers on the provision of immigration and citizenship information and advice by NGOs/SPOs (in relation to section 91 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and section 21.1 of the Citizenship Act)

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- This document was provided by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada to the Canadian Council for Refugees in March 2019.

Information on Bill C-49

On August 13, 2010 the MV Sun Sea arrived on the coast of British Colombia carrying 497 asylum seekers. On October 21, 2010 the federal government introduced Bill C-49: Preventing Human Smugglers from Abusing Canada's Immigration System Act in Parliament. The Bill was introduced as an anti-human smuggling measure. However, the majority of provisions are focused on the treatment of refugees based on their mode of arrival to Canada.