June 26, 1954 (22nd Parliament, 1st Session)


Edmund Davie Fulton

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fulton:

I should like to ask a question with respect to all cases of this kind, and immigration applications generally. Can the minister give an assurance that it will be laid down as a matter of policy that in these cases, except where it is a matter of security or political loyalty, a duly appointed representative of the applicant will be allowed to have access to the files and documents on which such refusal is based so that he will be able to prepare a case on appeal either to the minister or to an immigration appeal board, if one were set up or, if necessary, to a court? There has been occasion for a ruling of this kind. Many times counsel have had great difficulty in obtaining information upon which to base applications; and the same applies to members of parliament.

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