Red Cross to monitor Canada’s immigration detention centres

The federal government has signed a contract with the Canadian Red Cross for the monitoring of Canada’s immigration detention centres to ensure they comply with domestic and international standards, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale announced Thursday.

The two-year contract between the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and the CRC will include regular visits throughout the year to detention facilities across Canada where immigration detainees are held, the government said.

“The government said”? Now that’s accountability!

  • ontario john

    Will the Red Cross be using their Red Crescent symbols, so they won’t offend the immigrants?

    • simus1

      Didn’t they used to be a threadbare front for Canadian government distribution of Dr Clinton’s Arkansas Special convict killer blood products.?

    • Millie_Woods

      I imagine that’s the ‘international standards’ they’re referring to.

    • John Boy

      The same Red Crescent that often refuses to treat non-Muslims in emergency medical situations.

  • Millie_Woods

    I’m sure they won’t be treated any worse than airport security treats Canadians.

  • tom_billesley

    Is this equating immigration detainees and prisoners of war?

    • Alain


  • Mickey Oberman

    How about monitoring and improving the living conditions of our aboriginal peoples.
    They have been waiting far longer and in far worse conditions and are in far greater need and are far more deserving than Trudeau’s “refugees”.
    What is wrong with “Canadians First” Mr. Trudeau?

  • Tooth&Claw

    They did so well during the blood crisis. Oh …wait.