The Council of Canadians mourns the death of Mavis Otuteye and in the wake of the tragedy of her passing has renewed its call for the Trudeau government to rescind the Canada-U.S. Safe Third Country Agreement.
The Globe and Mail reports, "When U.S. authorities found the body of Mavis Otuteye on Friday afternoon, she was in a ditch, about a kilometre from the Manitoba border. The 57-year-old Ghanaian woman had possibly succumbed to hypothermia since being reported missing in Kittson County, Minn., the day before. Authorities believe she was on her way to Canada. Her case, the first known death among a recent spate of asylum seekers entering Canada from the United States at unauthorized border crossings, has renewed calls for federal action to discourage migrants from making the dangerous journey."