The Children Are Citizens, the Parents Are Undocumented: What Now?

Posted on Sun, 19 Jan 2020

Should Canadian-born children’s eligibility for government social and health services depend on their parents’ immigration status? In this podcast, we explore how current interpretations of the Quebec Health Insurance Act are being used in the province to deny healthcare coverage to some Canadian children on this basis. We will hear from Maître Milton James Fernandez, a lawyer at Pinay, a nonprofit grassroots organization for migrant and Filipino women in Quebec, and Robert Leckey, Dean of McGill’s Faculty of Law. This podcast is produced by Karine Bedard and Tiran Rahimian, board members for Volume 64 of the McGill Law Journal.

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