Upcoming events

16 November 2020
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm


Chris Alexander former Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship; former MP for Ajax-Pickering
Heather McPherson MP for Edmonton Strathcona, NDP Critic for Human Rights
Robert Falconer Research Associate, School of Public Policy, University of Calgary
Prasanna Balasundaram Staff lawyer, Refugee and Immigration division, Downtown Legal Services
Dr. Craig Damian Smith (moderator) Senior Research Associate, Ryerson University; Research Associate, Global Migration Lab

In light of the recent migrant crisis in Central America and along the southern US border, it is valuable to re-examine the obstacles which the Canada-US Safe Third Country Agreement (STCA) has created with respect to those seeking refuge from violence and horror in Central America. Bringing together experts in law, government, and public policy, the Global Migration Lab Student Research Initiative will explore the ongoing questions surrounding the STCA. What is the current legal situation? What is the current political situation? What does the future hold and what are the consequences?