Canada may tighten immigration
Immigration Minister Jason Kenney introduced legislation in the House of Commons Wednesday that would tighten conditions for foreigners entering Canada and aimed mainly at "foreign criminals."
The measure calls for the automatic expulsion of political refugees and both permanent and temporary residents who commit a crime and are sentenced to more than six months prison.
The proposed change "means that there will be no review of all of the circumstances and how the deportation order might affect children or spouses, family, etc," immigration attorney Lorne Waldman told CBC News.
The legislation would also grant the Immigration Ministry the authority to reject a candidate's request for temporary residence for reasons of "public interest."