Nixing Safe Third Country agreement could reduce refugee smugglers, advocate says

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Family members from Somalia are helped into Canada by RCMP officers along the U.S.-Canada border near Hemmingford, Que., on Friday, February 17, 2017. A number of refugee claimants are braving the elements to illicitly enter Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Canada’s hypothetical withdrawal from the Safe Third Country agreement would benefit refugees attempting to seek asylum in Canada, says one advocate.