Québec student Alexandre Gagne, who is an organizer with the advocacy group “L’Université de Montréal escalas d’administration,” says the Canadian government’s escalatory rule is ineffective.
The rule allows for some students to be kicked out of the country, and students who do not meet certain benchmarks for education or learning can be expelled.
“If you want to make a distinction between people who are already in Canada and people who come from other countries, I think we need to take into account the fact that people from other parts of the world are also coming here and they are also going to have a lot of challenges, both in education and in the health-care system,” he said.
Gagne said the rules have a “dangerous and unfair” effect on the health of young people.
“There’s no way to really assess whether someone is going to benefit or not in Canada,” he added.
The Canadian government has yet to provide a full list of people who can be exempted from the rules.
It said it would be possible to “evaluate the impact of the proposed rule” in the coming months.