Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the member for her very informative speech.
I know that many people are openly opposed to this bill. I would like to quote an op-ed piece from Embassy magazine. It is titled
“Bill could mean barring of innocent human rights heroes”.
This piece says that if Bill C-43 is passed as is, it will have an immediate and serious effect on many refugees and immigrants and their families. It also talks about the vast scope of the inadmissibility provisions.
It also says that if this bill were to pass, certain individuals—who should be considered human rights heroes and advocates—would be removed from Canada. Nelson Mandela is one of those people.
What are your thoughts on the extreme measures set out in the bill? What are the implications for people who are convicted under unfair laws in their own country?