Helping Refugees Is Now Becoming a Contest

The director of the Canadian Council of Refugees recently complained that resettling of refugees is now being politicized. Initially, the resettling was done by the civil servants. They were in charge of making the relocation decision. The civil servants worked together with the UN refugee agency. However, today, the decision is being made at a ministerial level.
The ministers are prioritizing one group over another, which is very sad. It is common to hear a minister in the House of Commons saying that these groups should be taken …