LGBT; Refugee Program; Nova Scotia; Sponsorship

Citizen and Immigration Canada might extend LGBT refugee program

February 11, 2015

Citizen and Immigration Canada says it’s considering a request to extend a program that helps bring gay refugees to Canada, following concerns from Halifax activists. The Rainbow Refugee Assistance Program receives third-party funding from the department as a pilot project to help cover the cost of sponsoring overseas LGBT refugees to come to Canada. When the program started, $100,000 was set aside to help sponsor LGBT refugees. On Tuesday, activists...

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