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NDP Says Kenney Presses Delete Button On 30,000 People
Jinny Sims, NDP's new Immigration critic, says potential new Canadians being punished for government inaction.
OTTAWA – The F35s and prisons agenda aren't the only places that are seeing wild improvisation from the Harper government, according to the NDP.
In fact, the Official Opposition's new Immigration Critic, Jinny Sims says that thousands of potential new Canadians are seeing their files wiped out because of government inaction.
“The Conservatives have decided to hit the delete button on the files of 300,000 people in the federal skilled worker program,” said Sims as she grilled Minister Jason Kenney during Question Period today.
The Conservative government recently decided to return all skilled worker applications received before 2008 in an effort to wipe out the backlog. But many applicants are now wondering why those who got in line patiently and followed the rules are now being punished.
“We are hearing tragic stories in my constituency office almost every day,” said Sims. “Frankly, they wonder how a country like Canada could be so unfair and cruel.”
Sims said she believes that new Canadians make our country stronger, but many are not getting the fair treatment they deserve. To that end, she believes Canada needs a fair efficient, transparent and accountable immigration system – not what the Conservatives are offering.
“What happened to fairness when it comes to our immigration system and why this colossal betrayal of trust?” http://thelinkpaper.ca/?p=15943 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUrLKRQmc5c