The rabbis, the nurses, the doctors and the Nobel Peace Prize winner

Elie Wiesel has joined with the Toronto Board of Rabbis to express concern about the Harper government’s changes to the health care provided to refugee claimants.

Meanwhile, in a letter—pdf here—to Immigration Minister Jason Kenney, representatives of the Canadian Association of Optometrists, the Canadian Association of Social Workers, the Canadian Dental Association, the Canadian Medical Association, the Canadian Nurses Association, the Canadian Pharmacists Association, the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada applaud the recent clarification to the minister’s reforms and urge him to make further reconsider. They also offer to work with government officials to explore ways in which services for refugee claimants could be delivered more efficiently and effectively.

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