New Refugee Bill Attacks All Non-Citizens

“The bill greatly expands the power of the government to detain non-citizens. It requires that a person be detained while the minister investigates a suspicion that they might have committed a criminal offence outside of Canada. The scope of this provision is dangerous as it can even be applied against permanent residents who have lived in Canada for years,” writes Lorne Waldman. Waldman’s perspective on the issues is not that of the editors of this site (we support status for all who wish it, and oppose immigration controls) but his article is worth reading here.