In recent days our organizations have become aware of your upcoming conversation with Minister Kenney during the September 24 – 28, 2012 CCCB Plenary Assembly in St. Adèle, Québec. As Catholic based organizations, we work with refugees and immigrants in the Greater Toronto Area. Approximately 250,000 immigrants and 30,000 refugees come to Canada every year with a significant proportion of them choosing Toronto as their new home. As we daily accompany refugees and immigrants who have been uprooted and displaced, and having done so collectively for over 85 years, their stories compel us to seek just, compassionate and comprehensive policies.

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