Endorsing the UN Global Compact will push Canada to reconsider border policies that force refugee claimants to take irregular and dangerous routes into the country.
The dispute between Canada and Saudi Arabia arose due to a tweet issued by Canada’s Global Affairs Ministry criticizing the arrest and detention of two female bloggers.
There are various reasons for a country to allow – and even encourage to some extent – immigration. In Canada, the shortage of skilled professionals, economic growth, and an aging population are only some of the reasons why Canada needs immigrants.
Canadian citizenship comes with several privileges, including the right to vote and run for political office and the right to leave and enter Canada, regardless of the length of time spent outside the country.