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)