On June 20, 2012, the federal government introduced the Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act.
This legislation, which has not been passed, aims to expedite the removal of foreign criminals from Canada.
The Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act intends to stop foreign criminals from relying on endless appeals to delay their removal from Canada.
The Act focuses on three areas that will:
- make it easier for the government to deport dangerous foreign criminals
- make it harder for those who may pose a risk to Canada to enter the country in the first place
- remove barriers for genuine visitors who want to come to Canada.
The goal is to enhance Canadians’ safety and security.
Stay tuned to hear what happens to this proposed Act as it makes its way through Parliament.