HALCO and partners respond to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) “An Immigration System for Canada’s Future: Strengthen Our Communities” consultation

Along with the HIV Legal Network and COCQ-SIDA, we provided input to IRCC’s review of Canada’s immigration system.

We highlighted several changes to the immigration system that are needed to protect and respect the rights of people living with HIV — including revoking the “excessive demand” regime, which prevents people from migrating to Canada if the government believes their health condition may pose a financial burden on Canada’s public healthcare services.

We will continue to put pressure on the Canadian government to respect and protect the rights of migrants living with HIV. Without these changes, Canada’s immigration system will continue to perpetuate harms against people living with HIV and prevent Canada from living up to its reputation as a rights-respecting country.

See here for the letter in English, and here for the letter in French.

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