An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (notification of victims)

This bill was last introduced in the 41st Parliament, 2nd Session, which ended in August 2015.

Sponsor

Malcolm Allen  NDP

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

Status

Second reading (House), as of June 17, 2015
(This bill did not become law.)

Summary

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This enactment amends the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act to allow a victim of an offence committed by a permanent resident or a foreign national to submit a statement to the Immigration Division to be taken into consideration when a decision is made concerning the release of that permanent resident or foreign national. It also amends that Act to require the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness to notify such victims when the permanent resident or foreign national in question is removed from the country — or detained for the purpose of such removal — or illegally re-enters Canada after being removed.

In addition, this enactment amends the Corrections and Conditional Release Act to require the Correctional Service of Canada to provide the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness with all information under its control that is relevant to the release of permanent residents and foreign nationals and the notification of victims under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

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Immigration and Refugee Protection ActRoutine Proceedings

May 15th, 2014 / 10:05 a.m.
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NDP

Malcolm Allen NDP Welland, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-598, An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (notification of victims).

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present this bill for consideration. It will protect victims whose perpetrators of crime now find themselves in the immigration and refugee system versus the criminal system.

If we deport people who then come back into this country and we detain them under an immigration warrant, the victims are not notified that the perpetrators are back in the country. If the perpetrators of crimes are Canadian citizens the victims would be notified as to where they are. However, if they happen to be foreign nationals who were deported and have entered the country illegally, the system does not afford the victims the right to know that their perpetrators are back in the country. This bill would correct that injustice so that regardless of where the perpetrators are, whether they are foreign nationals or nationals, whether they are in this country illegally or legally, whether they are detained in either system, the victims have the absolute right to know.

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