Safe Third Country Agreement


Dear fellow Vincentians;

I encourage you to support the Government of Canada rescinding the Safe Third Country Agreement between Canada and the U.S.A. by signing the petition at the attached link to Amnesty International Canada. You can also read about the agreement at this website. While the final decision on the eligibility of an individual entering Canada does not change we can at least make the procedure one that is a much safer and humanitarian route for those crossing our border. As long as this agreement remains in effect, a person must enter illegally, facing challenging physical barriers and then being arrested.
Jim Paddon, Chair, National Social Justice Committee, Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, Canada.

Amnesty International