NEWS: “Montreal city council passes motion to become a “sanctuary city”

By PETER MCCABE
The Canadian Press (via iPolitics)
FEB. 20, 2017

Montreal city council passed a motion on Monday making it the latest Canadian jurisdiction to declare itself a “sanctuary city.”

“The designation means undocumented refugees will have full access to local services regardless of their status, with the city following in the footsteps of Toronto, Hamilton and London, Ont.

“Migrant rights’ groups called the measure a largely symbolic gesture as Montreal joins other North American places such as San Francisco and Chicago as designated sanctuary cities. Toronto became Canada’s first in 2013.”

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