A capsule on the migrants react to it

News 6 September, 2017
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    Gabrielle Lemieux, president of the Parti québécois, in the company of Jean-François Lisée during the press briefing yesterday with the capsules ” 50 + 1 “answers.

    Dominique Scali

    Tuesday, 5 September 2017 23:01

    Tuesday, 5 September 2017 23:01

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    The Parti québécois says in one capsule of promoting the independence that Canada is the country with the slowest in the G7 for the processing of asylum applications, which has startled experts, Tuesday.

    “I’m shocked […] I find it a bit obnoxious. It misled the population, ” responded Stéphane Handfield, a lawyer specializing in immigration law. “[This information] certainly does not come from people practising in the field “.

    The PQ has released Tuesday, seven capsules labeled “50 + 1 answers” the promotion of independence, a few days of the congress will be a vote of confidence in the chef Jean-François Lisée.

    Numbers controversial

    One of these capsules treats the problem of migrants, a subject on which Mr. Lisée has already had to overcome criticism. The PQ is stated that Canada expects from three to five years before indicate to an applicant for asylum if he can remain in the country. A table compares these deadlines with those of other G7 countries. The United States take two years to process these applications, France 21 months and Italy just nine months, figures from the databases as asylumineurope.org.

    An independent Quebec would be faster to process these requests, said Mr. Lisée. “We can ask what is really humanist : respond quickly enough to an asylum application […] or have the longest delays in the G7? “

    But for the three experts consulted by The Newspaper, the capsule distorts reality. According to Me Handfield, most requests were processed in less than 14 months before the recent influx of migrants.

    “This is all well and good to say that we will be able to be faster, but the costs would be extremely high,” says Mireille Paquet, a professor of political science at Concordia University.

    “Cartoonish “

    “I believe that we are more human than the United States, who do not care to return people to torture “, illustrates Idil Atak, a professor at Ryerson University.

    “The claims of the PQ are too simplistic,” she said. Moreover, the process has been accelerated under the Harper government. As a result, several applicants consider that the time limits are too short, leaving them no time to find an interpreter or to bring the documents of their countries, ” said Ms. Atak.

    In addition, Mr. Lisée confirmed during the press briefing, that the issue of funding of cegeps, English-speaking will be discussed at the congress this weekend.