An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (appeals)

This bill was last introduced in the 40th Parliament, 3rd Session, which ended in March 2011.


Olivia Chow  NDP

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


Introduced, as of June 17, 2010
(This bill did not become law.)


This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

This enactment provides a right of appeal to a foreign national whose application for a permanent resident visa has been denied on the grounds set out in paragraph 38(1)(c) or section 42 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.


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Immigration and Refugee Protection ActRoutine Proceedings

June 17th, 2010 / 10:20 a.m.
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Olivia Chow NDP Trinity—Spadina, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-557, An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (appeals).

Mr. Speaker, it is an honour to introduce a bill that amends the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. It amends section 38 that excludes people with disabilities from immigrating to Canada, even though they have been accepted by the provincial government and have the financial means to support themselves.

Canada signed the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities while still systematically undermining it by falling back on old stereotypes.

Tonight in Toronto, the Canadian Paraplegic Association will be celebrating its 65th year of existence and of its excellent work.

No one should be deported or barred from Canada after becoming physically disabled in Canada. I urge all members to support equal rights for all persons in Canada.

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