Dalhousie Law Journal


Would-be Immigrants, Medical Inadmissibility, Physically and Mentally Disabled


In April 2018, Canada’s federal government announced that it had decided “to eliminate” the medical inadmissibility policy from our immigration regime.1 This was to bring our practices in line with contemporary Canadian values, and to engender consistency with the that Canada signed in 2007 and rati�� ed in 2010. The �������� requires equality for persons with disabilities, including taking actions to enable full and effective participation and inclusion in society.3 To achieve these obligations, states must adopt legislative or other measures that implement these rights, and must repeal or revise legislation or policies which are inconsistent with the ��������’s obligations.