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Canada’s abusive detention policies could face UN council scrutiny | Colin Singer

Tuesday, December 05, 2017 @ 9:51 AM | By Colin Singer

Canada’s treatment of immigration detainees is back in the spotlight after a 50-year old woman died recently in an Ontario maximum security jail while she was being detained by Canadian immigration officials. She was the 10th person to die in immigration detention since 2012 and at least the 16th since 2000.

This controversial practice has been targeted by national and international human rights activists, who have urged the United Nations to put pressure on the federal government. A joint submission has been filed to the UN...