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Irregular not “illegal,” “asylum seekers” not “queue jumpers”: Demystifying the Canada-US border crossings and exploring the City of Ottawa’s role

June 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

A record number of people are crossing into Canada from the US at small border towns rather than official ports of entry to seek asylum for a chance to build a new life. This panel will demystify the situation at the Canada-US border and explain why the crossings are not “illegal,” and why “irregular” is a more accurate word. The panelists will explain the Safe Third Country Agreement between the US and Canada which drives people to seek asylum through irregular routes, why so many people are leaving the US for Canada, and why it should not be designated a “safe third country.” The event will also explore ways Ottawa can support those seeking safety in Canada.

Details

Date:
June 28
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Event Category:
Website:
http://www.ottawasanctuarycity.ca

Organizer

Sanctuary City
Phone:
780-238-2422
Email:
ottawasanctuarycitynetwork@gmail.com
Website:
www.ottawasanctuarycity.ca

Other

Event Language:
Bilingual (English and French)
Contact Person:
Aditya Rao
Contact email:
ottawasanctuarycitynetwork@gmail.com
Contact Phone:
780-238-2422

Venue

University of Ottawa Faculty of Law Building (Fauteux Hall)
57 Louis-Pasteur Private, Room 302
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5 Canada
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Phone:
780-238-2422
Website:
www.ottawasanctuarycity.ca

Our Partners

We would like to thank all contributors and event hosts for supporting Welcoming Ottawa Week 2018.

For more information about Welcoming Ottawa Week (WOW) visit the WOW 2018 web page.