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Controversy erupts after Quebec Appeal Court grants asylum seekers access to subsidized daycare

Asylum seekers gain access to subsidized daycare

Asylum seekers in Quebec, after waging a long legal battle, can now have access to subsidized daycare after the Quebec Court of Appeal found that a provincial policy was discriminatory in a decision hailed by legal experts but mired in political controversy.

The Quebec government will however seek leave to appeal before the nation’s highest court, and has filed a request to stay the unanimous decision by the Quebec Appeal Court until the Supreme Court of Canada renders judgment in order to maintain the ban on access to subsidized daycare for asylum seekers.

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This story was originally published in Law360 Canada.

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