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Health Care Coverage for Migrants: An Open Letter to the Canadian Federal Government

Date and time

2022.02.28, all-day


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The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada
The Honourable Ginette P. Taylor, Minister of Health
The Honourable Ahmed D. Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship

CC: Mr. Dainius Pūras, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health

Dear Prime Minister Trudeau & Ministers Taylor and Hussen,

We are writing to you today as members of the health community to urge your action on a crucial matter pertaining to health and human rights. You will no doubt be aware that the United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) recently issued a landmark decision condemning Canada for denying access to essential health care on the basis of immigration status based on the case of Nell Toussaint (1).

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Economic sectors

General relevance - all sectors

Content types

Systemic/state violation of right/freedom

Target groups

(Im)migrants workers, Public awareness, Unions, and NGOs/community groups/solidarity networks

Geographical focuses

Canada, Ontario, Alberta, Manitoba, Quebec, British Columbia, Other provinces, Federal, Nova Scotia, Regional relevance, and National relevance