So this site seems to consist entirely of embedded tweets in posts titled ‘Catchup post’. It is what it is.
This is one of those data stories that doesn’t look like one – it started with our questions about a line in a spreadsheet, which moved on to an ATIP request.
So this is the story, part of a series mostly about immigration detention (also about paying failed refugee claimants to leave the country) which I’ve been working on for some time now. Liam Maloney’s still images and video add a great deal. Broadly the series is about what Canada does with unwanted people, mostly failed refugee claimants – dark, strange things in some cases. It’s a number of things. One is: quite disturbing; another is: the most ambitious investigative project Global’s online team has done up to this point from its own resources.
Leslie Young’s story about deaths in immigration custody, and the secrecy around them, is also worth a look.
THE UNWANTED: READ THE SERIES
Canada’s non-citizens paid to leave, jailed without charge, die in secret
Jailed with no charge, no sentence, no oversight
Canada pays thousands of Roma to abandon refugee appeals, leave country
Deaths in detention: CBSA’s fatal failure to learn from its mistakes