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Canada’s bill to curb immigrant smuggling requires two further amendments

posted Oct 30, 2011, 5:18 PM by Milorad Borota   [ updated Oct 30, 2011, 5:19 PM ]
October 30, 2011 Troy Media
A recent report from the Macdonald-Laurier Institute (Migrant Smuggling: Canada’s Response to a Global Criminal Enterprise) supports Bill C-4, but with two necessary amendments, namely:

1. Initial review of detention of designated foreign nationals should take place within 48 hours of detention, with further reviews every three or six months thereafter, in order to comply with binding Supreme Court of Canada jurisprudence; and

2. An exemption for designated foreign nationals who are minors (persons under 18 years of age) from the detention provisions of Bill C-4, which would instead subject them to the general rules related to detention of foreign nationals who are minors.

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