A few weeks ago, a 50 year old women died in a Canadian Detention camp. According to a CBC News Article, the woman was detained at the Vanier Centre for Women by Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA). The woman was the tenth person to die in Canadian immigration detention in the past five years. The CBSA has the ability to arrest and place in prison foreign nationals under the current immigration law. According to critics, essential policy changes need to occur in the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.
"People keep dying in immigration holding centres and maximum-security prisons," said Nisha Toomey, spokesperson for End Immigration Detention Network, a human rights organization.
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