BCCLA and CARL Letter Re: Immigration Detainees in Lindsay, Ontario

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The BC Civil Liberties Association and the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers respond to Minister of Public Safety Ralph Goodale’s Op-Ed concerning immigration detention in Canada, specifically in Lindsay, Ontario.

In this letter, Josh Paterson and Lobat Sadrehashemi commend MP Goodale’s call to reform the immigration detention system. They also discuss urgent detainee issues, such as hunger strikes, long-term detention, solitary confinement, and inadequate access to medical and mental health resources.

Read the full letter here.