An article from Toronto-based Russian website Torontovka.com
Bill Blair tasked with leading talks on Safe Third Country Agreement with the U.S.
Translated Summary: “Bill Blair, the new minister in charge of border security and organized crime, was tasked by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with leading the file on irregular migration and examining whether Canada should ban handguns and assault weapons. In a mandate letter, the prime minister asks Blair to lead conversations with the United States on the Safe Third Country Agreement. Blair’s work will be supported by the departments of Public Safety, Immigration and Foreign Affairs. The Safe Third Country Agreement stipulates that asylum seekers are required to make their refugee claims in the first “safe” country in which they arrive – meaning those who come into Canada at an official land border crossing are sent back to make their claim in the U.S. Blair will work closely with Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen.” (28/08/2018)
Torontovka.com is a daily Russian-language website based in Toronto which provides local, community, Canadian and world news. The source targets not just immigrants from Russia, but all Russian-speaking Canadians, including Ukrainians, Belarusians, and others.
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