New Tory legislation will force deportation of foreign criminals and strip them of refugee protection

The federal government is proposing new legislation to “close the loopholes” that allow foreign criminals to remain in Canada even when convicted of serious crimes or deemed to be a danger to the public, Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety said Tuesday.

The Removal of Serious Foreign Criminals Act will allow for the mandatory transfer of foreign criminals to their country of origin and strip refugee protection from those later deemed a danger to the public, among other changes.

“What we are seeking to do is close the loopholes in our Canadian law [and] between our organizations that are being actually exploited by criminals who have been found guilty and who are basically taking those gaps to stay longer and, as we have seen here, constitute a bigger threat to our country,” Blaney said.

The government’s plans is to change several acts to make it easier and faster to remove non-Canadian criminals out of Canada, including some who have already been accorded refugee protection and permanent residency status, he said…

  • Ron MacDonald

    Justin Trudeau weeps.

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      He’ll reverse this as soon as he’s in. Bet on it. That and appointing Omar Khadr to his cabinet.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Trudeau’s always crying.
      It’s his natural state.

  • Martin B

    Finally, in 2015, we have legislation that will kick these #$%$ out of Canada. Maybe by 2035 we’ll have some legislation to keep them from setting foot in Canada in the first place…

  • The Goat

    I believe this is what they call “common sense”.

    • Frau Katze

      In rare supply these days.

  • lgeubank

    That sounds like sound common sense from a government willing to defend its rightful population. A sober, adult law — not idiocy perpetrated by ninnies, as in Congress.

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      Its sad to think they’re going to get voted out and replaced by the Justin crew. 🙁

      • David

        Not necessarily. I think Canadians will surprise many and vote for the adults.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Even if this passes, will they actually enforce it?

    • David


  • David Murrell

    Expect a huge blowback from the Star. CBC and CTV News and the Globe and Mail — media cartel members cozy with organized crime and the illegal immigration industry. Organized crime will defeat Harper’s proposals.

  • Ho Hum

    I don’t know what is taking them so long to enact these changes. The Harper government should have done this years ago. Also how about stripping Canadian citizenship from those with dual citizenship who represent a danger to Canadians? They have talked about it but no action so far.

  • Mickey Oberman

    I hope this new legislation passes and is enforced vigorously.

  • Minicapt

    Hmmm … doesn’t Tommy the Muckliar have a foreign passport?


    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      What a fascinating concept.

  • cmh

    please dont think that this is anything more than a fake election promise. this will never pass the supreme court and harper will acquiesce, by then the election will be over. just like getting tough on crime, abolishing the senate, revisiting homosexual marriage, etc etc etc. it ain’t gonna happen

  • ko

    I hope it takes into consideration all those people who “HELP” the baddies do their deeds ie.
    “Here’s a few bucks laddie now go get this piece of info for me”