Bill C-60, The Removal of Serious Foreign Criminals Act

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On May 13, 2015, the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness introduced Bill C-60, An Act to amend the Criminal Records Act, the Corrections and Conditional Release Act, the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and the International Transfer of Offenders Act, also known as the Removal of Serious Foreign Criminals Act (“Bill C-60Removal of Serious Foreign Criminals Act”).

Bill C-60 will:

  • Make it easier and faster to remove certain foreign nationals and permanent residents who are inadmissible to Canada for serious criminality.
  • Make all foreign nationals and certain permanent residents ineligible for a record suspension.
  • Allow the Correctional Service of Canada to inform registered victims of crime of the date and destination of criminals released from immigration detention; and
  • Make it easier for Canada to transfer criminals without their consent to serve their sentence in their home country.

A more detailed breakdown of the provisions is as follows:

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