Number of people seeking asylum in Canada from Mexico rises again

A sign is seen near Emerson, Man. Thursday, February 9, 2016. (John Woods/CP)

OTTAWA – The number of people seeking asylum in Canada from Mexico continues to rise.

New figures from the Immigration and Refugee Board show that March recorded the highest number yet of new claims in 2017 – 110, up from 85 in February and 71 in January, for a total of 266 so far this year.

In all of 2016, there were just 241, statistics from the IRB show.

Last December, the Liberal government lifted a...

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