Expert on Federal Court ruling on refugee health cuts


The following University of Victoria faculty members are available to discuss the recent Federal Court decision to overturn the Conservative government’s cuts to refugee health care funding.

Donald Galloway (Law) specializes in immigration law, refugee law and citizenship law. He’s a former member of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada and former co-chair of the Legal Research Committee of the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers (CARL), as well as a member of the management committee of the Refugee Research Network. Galloway is available during regular office hours (office: 250-721-8173 or

UVic-produced video of Donald Galloway:

Media contact:
Margaret Suderman (Communications, Faculty of Law) at 250-721-8166 or

Scott Watson (Political Science) is an expert in refugee and migration policy, and international security. He’s available to speak on the history of immigration and refugee policy in Canada, Canadian efforts to deal with asylum-seekers, as well as the implications of Judge Mactavish's ruling. Watson is available during regular office hours (office: 250-472-4715 or

Media contact:
Anne MacLaurin (Communications, Faculty of Social Sciences) at 250-472-4496 or

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