When it comes to nabbing foreign crooks, NDP MP Jinny Sims fears Canada is wielding too big a net. “For us, this legislation goes too far and captures those it was not meant to capture,” says the member for Newton-North Delta BC.
The legislation Sims is referring to is Bill C-43, the Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act. Introduced last June by the Conservative government, C-43 will enhance the government’s ability to deport permanent residents, refugees, and visitors for criminal activity. Sims has been a vocal opponent of the bill during its passage through the House of Commons. Continue Reading