Those seeking refuge

Michael Ignatieff says the government should have been more proactive about the MV Sun Sea, Vic Toews seems sort of to agree, while Keith Martin laments Mr. Toews’ tough talk and proposes a solution.

Martin suggested Canada work with the UN High Commission for Refugees to set up regional processing centres for refugees in Sri Lanka and other Southeast Asian countries.

Canadian immigration officials in those countries could better distinguish a legitimate refugee from a suspected terrorist, Martin said. It would also give refugees a cheap and safe way to come to Canada and strip the profit motive from human smuggling.

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