Sajjan calls feds 72-hour application deadline for

2022-04-05
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OTTAWA —
Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says the three-day timeline to apply for resettlement in Canada that the federal government extended to Afghan interpreters and others who assisted Canadian military during the war was a “mistakeChief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam looks at a giant screen showing data during a technical briefing o.”

Speaking to reporters in BThe premier lef.C. on Thursday, Sajjan said he had just spoken with Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino about the matter and they are “committed” to ensuring these individuals’ safety regardless of when they submit their immigration package.

“That 72 hours was a mistake, that we put out – actually it’s not going to be 72 hours,” he said. “I can assure you that intense planning daily is taking place, I personally get daily briefings on this and things are moving very rapidly so that we can bring home all those Afghans safely.”

Last week, the government offered hope to the estimated 600 families of interpreters, security guards, cooks and cleaners who worked with the Canadian Armed Forces on their 10-year deployment and are under threat from the TalibanCommences when 80 per cent of P.E.I. residents age 12 and over have received their second doses. Some public health measures will still be enforced for certain sectors and activities. Physical distancing measures will ease and mask requirements will continue to ease..

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