Statement by the Canada Border Services Agency on Refusal of Meals by Immigration Detainees at the Central East Correctional Centre

The Agency (CBSA) is aware that some at the Central in Lindsay, Ontario have been refusing meals. We will continue to monitor the detainees’ physical and mental health and well-being in accordance with our high standards for detention. The CBSA is currently reviewing alternatives to detention by engaging with partners and stakeholders in meaningful consultations to review options balanced with maintaining national safety and security. The CBSA also continues to meet with detainees to maintain open lines of communication.

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