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U of T, lawyers urge Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation to fast-track licensing for experienced refugee drivers

Thursday, December 14, 2017 @ 11:07 AM | By Amanda Jerome

The University of Toronto’s International Human Rights Program (IHRP) is calling on Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation (MTO) to revise policy and allow skilled drivers from war-torn countries to fast track through the one-year waiting period before the final driving test needed to obtain a G licence.

“This week marks the second anniversary of the first planeload of Syrian refugees arriving on Canadian soil, and Ontario’s government continues to prevent them from getting driving jobs to support themselves and their families because of this discriminatory policy,” said...