The Future of Precarious Status Migrants' Right to Health Care in Canada

17 Pages Posted: 4 Apr 2017 Last revised: 20 Apr 2017

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Y.Y. Brandon Chen

University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, Common Law Section

Date Written: March 31, 2017

Abstract

This article examines how health care services in Canada are denied to precarious status migrants, either through outright exclusion based on immigration status, or due to the realities in migrants’ lives that make it difficult for them to access health care services. The author argues that this situation is unfair, given the contribution made by precarious status migrants to Canada’s sociocultural and economic fabric, and exhorts the courts and policymakers to do more to make health care services available to these migrants.

Keywords: Canada, Immigration, Health

Suggested Citation

Chen, Yin-Yuan, The Future of Precarious Status Migrants' Right to Health Care in Canada (March 31, 2017). Alberta Law Review, Vol. 54, No. 3, 2017; Ottawa Faculty of Law Working Paper No. 2017-14. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2946143

Yin-Yuan Chen (Contact Author)

University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, Common Law Section ( email )

57 Louis Pasteur Pvt.
Ottawa, K1N 6N5
Canada

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