Ms. Margaret Mitchell (Vancouver East):
Mr. Speaker, my question is for the minister of immigration. It concerns procedures for applying the new guidelines for women refugee claimants who face gender discrimination.
The minister is aware that 35 women who fear persecution as a result of their gender are to be deported because they arrived in Canada before the new immigra-
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tion rules took effect. Will the minister declare a moratorium on the deportation of these women and their children and allow them to remain in Canada on humanitarian and compassionate grounds?