Petition to the House of Commons in Parliament assembled
Numerous files are delayed due to administrative errors, which have serious human and financial consequences;
In many cases, files are not analyzed properly due to lack of time, training and resources, and the large number of applications;
The risk of discrimination by officers is high because of the nature of the mandate entrusted to them and their fear of approving a “bad file”;
In Canadian embassies abroad, procedures and codes of ethics may not be respected by officers;
During the sponsorship process, if a case is appealed, the wait is unduly long and unnecessarily delays finalization of the file (30 months);
The adverse consequences of delays and the resulting impact on the mental and physical health of sponsors and those sponsored results in a loss of enjoyment of life which can last several months or even several years.
We, the undersigned,Citizens of Canada, call upon theHouse of Commons in Parliament assembled to establish an ombudsman function at Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada to relieve pressures on the system and better serve individuals in the processing of their files.
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