Canada’s refugee board is likely to look favourably on claims of persecution by gay asylum-seekers from Russia, the Immigration Minister says. Chris Alexander said Monday in Surrey, B.C., that Russia has taken the wrong path in restricting the fundamental rights of its gay community, and that any refugee claims “related to this particular issue will of course be looked at very seriously by our very generous system.”
It's the right thing to do and a far improvement from the "None is too many" policy toward refugees that we had going into WWII.
So for all the gay Russians out there, welcome aboard. We drink a bit less on average, but you'll find the weather very familiar.
I must admit, I'm curious to know whether the Citizenship Minister will extend the same welcome mat for Ugandan gays.