Category Archives: Bill C-43

Crime-Fighting Immigration Legislation Becomes Law

The Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act has officially become law, making it easier to deport foreign criminals from Canada. Canadian Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney welcomed the grant of Royal Assent to the legislation: “This new law will keep Canadians safer by ending endless appeals and loopholes that were being used by dangerous foreign criminals to delay their […]

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Canadian Immigration Minister Seeks Input on Improving “Negative Discretion” Criteria

Immigration Minister Jason Kenney said he would like advice from members of all parties on clarifying the negative discretionary powers of Bill C-43, the Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act, to prevent it from being used to bar foreigners simply for having unpopular views, while still giving the government the power to bar those who would likely promote hate or […]

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Conservative Government Introduces ‘Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act’

Immigration Minister Jason Kenney last week introduced legislation to speed up the deportation of foreign criminals from Canada. Under current laws, some refugee claimants who have been convicted of crimes have been able to delay their deportation for years through repeated appeals of removal orders, while receiving welfare and other government benefits during their time in Canada. The new legislation, […]

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