Canada reverses decision on YorkU prof denied residency over son with Down Syndrome

August 12, 2016

The federal government has overturned a decision that denied York University Professor Felipe Montoya permanent residency due to his son's Down Syndrome. The Montoyas' application was reportedly rejected on the grounds that their son Nicolas would place an excessive burden on Canada’s healthcare system, but that decision was reversed last week through “ministerial intervention” on compassionate grounds. Professor Montoya, who returned with his family to their native Costa Rica in June, says they plan to return to Canada. Cape Breton Post (CP)