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    Petitioning Justin Trudeau, Ahmed Hussen

    End discrimination against immigrants with HIV, mental and physical disabilities

    https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1813 (PLEASE ALSO SIGN PETITION ON LINK ABOVE BEFORE DECEMBER 11, 2018) E-1813 (IMMIGRATION) 42nd Parliament Initiated by QIUMIN TAN from Edmonton, Alberta, on August 13, 2018, at 1:58 p.m. (EDT) keywords  Discrimination Immigration and immigrants Persons with disabilities The Petition is open for signature until December 11, 2018, at 1:58 p.m. (EDT) Petition details PETITION TO THE MINISTER OF IMMIGRATION, REFUGEES AND CITIZENSHIP Whereas: Section 38(1)(c) of the Immigration Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) allows rejection of a permanent or temporary residency applicant and their entire family if the applicant has a disability or medical condition that causes an “excessive demand on health or social services”; The assessment of “excessive demand” is a cost assessment of the disability but not the individual. It ignores contributions of the individual and family to Canadian society; Section 38(1)(c) violates Section 15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms by discriminating people with mental and physical disabilities; Section 38(1)(c) also violates the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; Every year, one thousand people are ruled “inadmissible” to Canada due to “excessive demand”, including four hundred children with intellectual disability. As such, the excessive demand provision impedes family reunion and integration of newcomers; The Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship acknowledged that Section 38(1)(c) was “out of step” with Canadian values and subsequently increased the cost threshold for excessive demand from $6,604 to $19,812 in June 2018; and By the Minister’s own account, the changes made will only reduce the structural discrimination of this policy by 75%. We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, families and friends of those affected by the medical inadmissibility clause, call upon the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship to repeal Section 38(1)(c) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) and completely end this discrimination against individuals and families with mental and physical disabilities. Sponsor Jenny Kwan Vancouver East NDP British Columbia Open for signature : August 13, 2018, at 1:58 p.m. (EDT) Closed for signature : December 11, 2018, at 1:58 p.m. (EDT) ---_---

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