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Council studying sanctuary city status for Ottawa

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 @ 6:38 AM | By Tom Venetis

A councillor’s report on Ottawa becoming a sanctuary city has given rise to questions what kinds of information can be asked of people with precarious immigration status who might apply to use city run services and programs and the legal implications for the city.

The report is to be presented on March 30 to the Community and Protective Services Committee. The public, and agencies and groups that work with refugees and immigrants will be allowed to speak on the effort to make Ottawa a sanctuary city...