Canada's Prime Minister meets with North American leaders, discusses Canadian visa policies
Prime Minister Stephen Harper was recently at the annual North American Leaders Summit along with U.S. President Barack Obama and Mexican President Felipe Calderon. A major issue at the summit this year is Canada's recent decision to impose Temporary Resident Visas (http://www.canadavisa.com/canadian-temporary-visitor-visa.html) on Mexican nationals.
At the Summit, Prime Minister Harper stressed that the reason for the new requirements was the number of refugee claims Canada has been receiving from Mexico, most of which are rejected as unfounded. He said that the burden placed on the system by these unfounded claims is damaging to legitimate refugee claimants.
The Prime Minister said that his government will be introducing a plan in the Canadian Parliament to reform Canadaâ€™s system for processing refugee claims, which would speed up the processing times of for claims and reduce the number of bogus claims in the system.