I'm not sure how we can assist persons if their identity, which is the basis of their claim, is not known or is not made known. I know there's an attempt to be very sensitive. I don't know a lot about the UNHCR process, but I know there's an attempt to be sensitive.
I've heard today that persons have suggested that the IRB reform is going in the right direction by not requiring too much detail as to a person's orientation or how they're identified back home, because that's hard to prove.
I believe that visibility is liberty. If a person is safe to be out in their community, they should try to be out because that helps to support others who might be vulnerable.
How do we protect them? One of the ways that I would propose is that we allow for in-country assessments of refugee claims instead of requiring persons to come to Canada to claim refugee status. Some persons can and should be allowed to be out in their home country and be allowed to flee from their home country, if they need to.