Bill S-8

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Resolution number: 
14
December 1999
Whereas: 
  1. Bill S-8, recently introduced as a private member's bill in the Senate, would amend the Immigration Act to give powers to interdict ships and their passengers;
  2. The measures proposed in the bill would seriously undermine refugee protection and put Canada at risk of violating its international human rights obligations;
  3. The bill promotes prejudicial treatment of refugees;
Therefore be it resolved: 

That the CCR oppose Bill S-8 through letters to appropriate officials and publicly presenting its position.

Working Group: 
Inland Protection