He was faced with having to leave Canada after living here for years because of his son’s medical condition. Felipe Montoya, a temporary foreign worker who teaches environmental studies at York University was told the government would not cover the medical costs for his son who has Down’s Syndrome.
Felipe has now been was granted Permanent Residency based on Humanitarian and Compassionate grounds.
A group of citizens are now lobbying the Ontario government on behalf of others who may find themselves in a similar situation.
Hadayt Nazami and Laura Dottori joined Lorne to discuss the case and how legislation needs to be changed.