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Calderon lobbies Canada to drop visa requirement

Calderon lobbies Canada to drop visa requirement

Mexican President Felipe Calderon urged the Canadian government to reconsider its visa requirement for Mexicans traveling to Canada.
Canada imposed the visa requirement last year in response to a spike in the number of false refugee claims by Mexicans.
President Calderon said in his address to Parliament on Thursday that the number of Mexicans visiting Canada has dropped by 40 percent since the visa rule was implemented.
Harper says Canada is working to reform its refugee system and the two countries are working together to curb false requests for refugee status.


Updated : 2021-03-03 20:14 GMT+08:00