Refugees in Canada call for end to crippling government loans

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Mr. Cardona, 19, is a member of a group of young refugees and immigrants who on Wednesday called for an end to such loans, saying they create unnecessary hardship for families. Canada is also the only country that charges interest on refugee loans.

The group, part of the Vancouver Foundation’s Fresh Voices initiative, said the current refugee crisis also requires a faster family reunification process and the establishment of a national standing committee on refugee and migrant youth issues.

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