Bill

C-31 An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the Balanced Refugee Reform Act, the Marine Transportation Security Act and the Department of Citizenship and Immigration Act

Vote topic

That the motion be amended by deleting all of the words after the word “That” and substituting the following:

“this House decline to give third reading to Bill C-31, An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the Balanced Refugee Reform Act, the Marine Transportation Security Act and the Department of Citizenship and Immigration Act, because it: ( a) gives significant powers to the Minister that could be exercised in an arbitrary manner, including the power to designate so-called “safe” countries without independent advice; (b) violates international conventions to which Canada is signatory by providing mechanisms for the government to indiscriminately designate and subsequently imprison bona fide refugees – including children – for up to one year; (c) undermines best practices in refugee settlement by imposing, on some refugees, five years of forced separation from families; (d) adopts a biometrics programme for temporary resident visas without adequate parliamentary scrutiny of the privacy risks; and (e) is not clearly consistent with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.”.

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Result

Yes 130
NDP Bloc Liberal Green
No 159
Conservative

Conservative

Didn't vote Bal Gosal
Didn't vote Stephen Harper
Didn't vote Laurie Hawn
Didn't vote Andrew Scheer
Didn't vote Devinder Shory
Didn't vote Stephen Woodworth

NDP

Didn't vote Alex Atamanenko
Didn't vote Linda Duncan
Didn't vote Claude Gravelle
Didn't vote Pat Martin
Didn't vote Mike Sullivan

Bloc

Liberal

Independent

Green