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Another Tamil ship bound for Canada?

Reports say there may be another influx of Sri Lankans seeking refugee status

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Another ship filled with Tamils escaping Sri Lanka may be crossing the Pacific Ocean and heading for Canada, reports the Vancouver Sun. Since yesterday, reports have been circulating that federal officials in Canada are preparing to head off the boat, the third of its kind, following the Aug. 12 cargo ship that was carrying 492 migrants seeking refugee status. Chris McCluskey, spokesman for Public Safety Minister Vic Toews, said in an email when asked about the latest possible ship of Canada-bound Tamils, “Our Government will not sit back while Canada becomes a target for increasingly sophisticated criminal operations that are trying to take advantage of Canada’s generosity. We will toughen our laws to ensure that we are able to maintain our borders and defeat human smuggling.”

Vancouver Sun

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