The Canadian Press

2015-09-11 | Refugee Loans

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Refugee advocates say Canada is the only country in the world to charge refugees interest on loans for travel and medical expenses. Chris Friesen of the Immigrant Services Society of B-C says families are sacrificing putting food on the table in order to pay down the debt. (Friesen says a handful of other countries including Australia and the US require refugees to pay back travel loans but don't charge interest.)

Date: 2015-09-11
Placeline: VANCOUVER.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 12 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << refugees are desperate and eager to repay the loan as a small gesture of gratitude and appreciation to the government of Canada >>