An Act to amend the Immigration Act (requirement to show evidence of identity)

This bill was last introduced in the 37th Parliament, 1st Session, which ended in September 2002.


Keith Martin  Canadian Alliance

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)


Not active, as of May 4, 2001
(This bill did not become law.)


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Immigration ActRoutine Proceedings

May 4th, 2001 / 12:10 p.m.
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Canadian Alliance

Keith Martin Canadian Alliance Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca, BC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-345, an act to amend the Immigration Act (requirement to show evidence of identity).

Madam Speaker, the bill obligates individuals entering Canada to have identification with them. The small proviso is that individuals claiming refugee status where no identification can be produced would be exempt.

However, by and large, all individuals entering Canada who claim refugee status would be obliged to provide identification. If they want to appeal a decision they would have seven days to do so. The appeal would be heard by a senior immigration officer whose decision would be final.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)