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Wednesday, February 06, 2013

The Star - Ottawa’s immigration backlog wipeout illegal, lawyers argue before Federal Court

Nicholas Keung writes:

Canada violates the Charter and discriminates based on country of origin, say lawyers seeking to strike down a law that threw out thousands of applications.

The Federal Court has been asked to strike down legislation passed by the Conservative government last year to wipe out immigration backlogs because it breaches the Charter of Rights and the rule of law.

Lawyers representing 1,000 people affected by the move to toss out nearly 98,000 immigration applications allege that the Tory government had discriminated based on the national origins of the applicants.

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