To: The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau
To date, the following provinces have cancelled their agreements: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Nova Scotia.
The federal government now has the opportunity to stand up for human rights across the country. We urge you to take advantage of this opportunity and to send a clear message that the current immigration detention regime is inhumane, ineffective, and contravenes international law and protocols.
This cruel and deliberately opaque system has continued for far too long. Our joint position is that the agreements should all come to an end because of Canada’s international law obligations, the extensive evidence of harm caused by CBSA policies and practices, and the lack of independent oversight of the CBSA.