The Canadian Council for Refugees is praising the Trudeau government’s move to offer temporary refuge to an unlimited number of Ukrainians.
Executive director Janet Dench says it marks a positive and hopefully permanent change to the way Canada handles major global crisis.
Dench says rules that barred people from coming to Canada temporarily because they may not leave when their visa expired has prevented many people from war zones from coming here in the past.
Canada will welcome Ukrainians fleeing Putin’s war.— Sean Fraser (@SeanFraserMP) March 3, 2022
Today, I announced a new program that will cut through red tape and expedite arrivals to offer Ukrainians safe harbour for up to two years. There is no limit on how many can apply.