Which Members of Parliament are Getting the TRPs?

5th Apr 2013 Comments Off on Which Members of Parliament are Getting the TRPs?

The media is reporting today that Citizenship and Immigration Canada (“CIC“) is unsure over whether individuals who received Temporary Resident Permits (“TRPs”) which were issued at the requests of Members of Parliament (“MPs”) ever left Canada.  I have received a copy of the results of an Access to Information and Privacy Act request which shows the breakdown of TRPs issued by MP.  (I am not publishing this document on my blog, however, if you want a copy feel free to e-mail me.)

The table below shows which MPs, presumably through their respective constituency offices,  successfully requested TRPs since around January 2009.  I have included only current sitting MPs.  That I have done so means that any conclusions reached about partisanship in the granting of TRPs would be based on incomplete information.  The reason that I am posting this is that it does show that MP requests for TRPs are frequently granted, and that constituents should not feel shy about approaching their MPs.

The list is:

 

Member of Parliament

Riding

Party

Number

Bob Deschert

Mississauga—Erindale

Conservative

22

Wayne Martson

Hamilton East—Stoney Creek

NDP

12

John Baird

Ottawa West – Nepean

Conservative

10

Jason Kenney

Calgary Southeast

Conservative

8

Nina Grewal

Fleetwood – Port Kells

Conservative

8

Dean Del Mastro

Peterborough

Conservative

7

Devinder Shory

Calgary Northeast

Conservative

7

David Sweet

Ancaster—Dundas—Flamborough—Westdale

Conservative

6

Andrew Scheer

Regina—Qu’Appelle

Conservative

6

Tim Uppal

Edmonton – Sherwood Park

Conservative

6

Rod Broinooge

Winnipeg South

Conservative

5

Paul Calandra

Oak Ridges—Markham

Conservative

5

Maurizio Bevilacqua

Vaughan

Liberal

4

Lois Brown

Newmarket – Aurora

Conservative

4

Patrick Brown

Barrie

Conservative

4

Dennis Coderre

Bourassa

Liberal

4

Don Davies

Vancouver Kingsway

NDP

4

Randy Kamp

Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge—Mission

Conservative

4

MikeLake

Edmonton – Mill Woods – Beaumont

Conservative

4

Rob Nicholson

Niagara Falls

Conservative

4

David Tilson

Dufferin – Caledon

Conservative

4

Vic Toews

Provencher

Conservative

4

Alice Wong

Richmond

Conservative

4

Alex Atamanenko

British Columbia Southern Interior

NDP

3

Peter Braid

Kitchener – Waterloo

Conservative

3

Scott Brison

Kings – Hants

Liberal

3

Tony Clement

Parry Sound—Muskoka

Conservative

3

Libby Davies

Vancouver East

NDP

3

Ken Dryden

York Centre

Liberal

3

Rick Dystra

St.

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Data Confirms Removals from British Columbia Up Since Conservatives Took Office

Data Confirms Removals from British Columbia Up Since Conservatives Took Office

29th Mar 2013 Comments Off on Data Confirms Removals from British Columbia Up Since Conservatives Took Office

We have obtained through an Access to Information and Privacy Act request data showing the Canada Border Services Agency’s removal statistics for people in British Columbia from 2003 – 2012 (2012 is partial).  I have reproduced below two pages of the data.  We have also obtained a chart showing Removal Orders from British Columbia by Country of Birth by Year, which I have not published.  If you wish to see it please contact me and I will send it to you by e-mail.

As the chart below demonstrates, removals from British Columbia has increased under the Conservatives.  Interestingly, it peaked in 2008 and 2009, before begin to decline.
removals

There is a lot of interesting information contained in the data below, including tables showing:

  • Removal Orders by Type;
  • Removal Orders by Refugee Claimant vs. Non Refugee Claimant;
  • Removal Orders by Status in Canada;
  • Removal Orders by Inadmissibility Ground;
  • Removal Orders by Gender; and
  • Removal Orders by Age.  

Please note that the Tables below are a copy of an official work by the Government of Canada which was obtained through an Access to Information and Privacy Act Request, and to my knowledge is not otherwise publicly available.  While I believe that the data is still current, I cannot be assured of this.  The reproduction of this document has not occurred with the affiliation of the Government of Canada, nor with the endorsement of the Government of Canada.

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Bill C: 56 : The Preventing the Trafficking, Abuse and Exploitation of Vulnerable Immigrants Act

19th Nov 2010 Comments Off on Bill C: 56 : The Preventing the Trafficking, Abuse and Exploitation of Vulnerable Immigrants Act

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