On October 21, 2010, the Government of Canada introduced its response to the August arrival of almost 500 Tamil refugee claimants aboard the ‘Sun Sea’. Within days of the arrival of the ‘Sun Sea’ the Macdonald-Laurier Institute published a Commentary on the human-smuggling challenge faced by Canada. Authored by the former head of the Canadian Police Association, Scott Newark, the Commentary, The ‘Sun Sea’ Tamil Mass Refugee Claim: An Opportunity For Needed Reforms, proposed a number of potential solutions. Today, we have issued our Report Card on the government initiatives announced last week.
Commenting on the release, MLI Managing Director Brian Lee Crowley said, “We are gratified to see the extent to which the government is taking this threat to the integrity of our borders and our citizenship seriously and encourage them to continue taking measures to improve both legislation and enforcement in this key element of Canadian sovereignty.”