40 academics pen letter in support of a robust Sanctuary City Policy for Ottawa

May 4 2017


On Tuesday, 40 professors, a few of which presented to City Council on March 30th, released a letter in support of a robust Sanctuary City Policy and denounced the ease with which the mayor and many Councillors dismissed 7 hours deputations from a wide variety of community stakeholders. They lay the foundations for a strong Sanctuary City policy and the reasons why it is crucial that the city support these efforts. The signatories have years of experience working on issues related to immigration, refugees, social inclusion, border control, citizenship, urban studies and access to municipal services. They are lawyers, geographers, sociologists, criminologists, anthropologists, historians, ethicists and social workers holding positions at the University of Ottawa and Carleton University.

Click here to read the full letter.