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Tories dial back sections of contentious refugee bill

posted May 21, 2012, 3:22 PM by Milorad Borota   [ updated May 21, 2012, 3:23 PM ]
Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION
Jailed 'mass arrivals' to get review in 14 days
By: Stephanie Levitz Posted: 05/10/2012 1:00 AM

Among other things, the bill would see people who are designated as part of a "mass arrival" detained for a year before the decision to imprison them is reviewed.
That measure is designed to address the recent arrivals of boatloads of migrants and deter future ships.
Kenney said Wednesday that provision will be changed so a review will take place at the 14-day mark, then again 180 days later.
"The intention has never been to maintain refugees in detention," he said. "The intention is to have a greater ability to process smuggled migrants who arrive in large numbers."


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