Bill C-43

Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act

An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act

This bill was tabled by Jason Kenney on June 21, 2012.

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How does a bill become a law?

Don’t trust Schoolhouse Rock – that’s for Americans. To become a law, a bill in the Canada’s Parliament needs to go through the following steps, and pass when voted on during each step:

  • It all starts with the first reading, when the bill is introduced.
  • Next comes the second reading, when other MPs or Senators get to debate the bill.
  • After that, the bill goes to a committee that studies and amends it line-by-line. Once they finish, the bill goes returns to the House or Senate for the report stage, where anyone can propose amendments.
  • The third reading is the moment of truth: no more changes, just a debate and a final vote on whether or not the bill should pass.
  • If a bill makes it through all of those steps – in both the House of Commons and Senate – it’s ready to get Royal Assent and become a law.

Status of this Bill

Second Reading and Referral to Committee

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  • Photo of Andrew Scheer
    Andrew Scheer spoke about Royal Assent

    I have the honour to inform the House that when the House did attend His Excellency the Governor General in the Senate chamber, His Excellency was pleased to give, in Her Majesty's name, the royal assent to certain bills: ... more

    June 19, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Michael Chong
    Michael Chong spoke about Government Orders > Main Estimates 2013-14 > Concurrence in Vote 1—The Senate

    Mr. Speaker, the Senate serves as a chamber of sober second thought to review legislation. I just want to highlight three pieces of legislation that have gone through this House over the years that the Senate has defeated, amended or reviewed. ... more

    June 6, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Elizabeth May
    Elizabeth May spoke about Routine Proceedings > Points of Order > Standing Committee on Finance

    Mr. Speaker, I am grateful to the hon. House Leader of the Official Oppositionfor raising this point of order yesterday, objecting to the unusual procedures that were accepted within the Standing Committee on Finance, in relation to the clause-by-clause treatment of Bill C-60, the 2013 omnibus budget bill. ... more

    May 30, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Sadia Groguhé
    Sadia Groguhé spoke about Government Orders > Economic Action Plan 2013 Act, No. 1

    Mr. Speaker, I will take this opportunity to voice my disappointment and opposition with respect to the various measures set out in Bill C-60, an act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 21, 2013. ... more

    May 3, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Rick Dykstra
    Rick Dykstra spoke

    Thank you very much. ... more

    April 18, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Blaine Calkins

    Well, that's a great number. That works for me. That's good enough for me. The experts, who I like to call the folks with good, old-fashioned common sense, I think would agree with your assessment and would say that zero is probably the right number. ... more

    March 18, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Rick Dykstra
    Rick Dykstra spoke about Oral Questions > Citizenship and Immigration

    Mr. Speaker, if we are going to talk about the file in respect to immigration, let us look at Bill C-31 in terms of the refugee reforms in this country, or Bill C-43, the faster removal of foreign criminals act. We can look at the work that has been done within this ministry time and time again to get backlogs down to ensure that those who have high skills and need to work in this country are going to get here on a much faster basis. All of those backlogs are down. We are doing what is right for the Canadian economy in terms of how we are focused on immigration and we are going to continue to do that.

    Feb. 15, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Rick Dykstra
    Rick Dykstra spoke about Government Orders > Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act

    Mr. Speaker, the only disappointment I have today is that I only have 18 minutes instead of the 30 that would be allocated. I am starting out a little disappointed, but nonetheless the clock is the clock. At 5:15, the bells are going to ring. We are going to come back in the House to vote, and we are going to vote on the very bill we are speaking to this evening. Bill C-43, the faster removal of foreign criminals bill, is going to pass because every person on this side of the House is going to support this piece of legislation. We are going to carry it over at third reading and send it to the Senate. ... more

    Feb. 6, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Rick Dykstra
    Rick Dykstra spoke about Government Orders > Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act

    Mr. Speaker, I know that we are discussing Bill C-43, but I was fascinated to hear the member speak about the fact that the minister should understand that the trafficking of marijuana is taking place in high schools all over the country, despite the fact he is from a party that believes we should spend a lot of time legalizing marijuana. ... more

    Feb. 6, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Kevin Lamoureux
    Kevin Lamoureux spoke about Government Orders > Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act

    Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure to address Bill C-43 this afternoon and to put on record what I believe is an important perspective. ... more

    Feb. 6, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Sadia Groguhé
    Sadia Groguhé spoke about Government Orders > Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act

    Mr. Speaker, the government likes the headline effect. It exaggerates the significance of examples that are obviously exceptions. Bill C-43 is clearly the perfect way for the Conservatives to impose their ideology. ... more

    Feb. 6, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Sadia Groguhé
    Sadia Groguhé spoke about Government Orders > Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act

    Mr. Speaker, in my opinion, the minister should look into the meaning of demagogic. I think it applies more to him than to my speech. ... more

    Feb. 6, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Sadia Groguhé
    Sadia Groguhé spoke about Government Orders > Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act

    Mr. Speaker, thank you for giving me time to speak to this bill. ... more

    Feb. 6, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Jinny Sims
    Jinny Sims spoke about Government Orders > Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act

    Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure to rise again to take part in this important debate. ... more

    Feb. 6, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Jason Kenney
    Jason Kenney spoke about Government Orders > Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act

    moved that Bill C-43, An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, be read the third time and passed. ... more

    Feb. 6, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Jason Kenney
    Jason Kenney spoke about Oral Questions > Citizenship and Immigration

    Mr. Speaker, for too long, too many serious, dangerous, convicted foreign criminals have been able to delay their deportation from Canada for years and in too many cases have gone on to commit new crimes and create new victims in Canada. Canadians have had enough of this. ... more

    Feb. 6, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of John Williamson
    John Williamson spoke about Oral Questions > Citizenship and Immigration

    Mr. Speaker, hold that change in government. ... more

    Feb. 6, 2013,   Parliament
  • Vote 612
    That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
    • A 100%
      Green
    • Against 100%
      Liberal
    • Against 100%
      Bloc
    • Against 100%
      NDP
    • In favour 100%
      Conservative
    Feb. 6, 2013
  • Photo of Peter Van Loan
    Peter Van Loan spoke about Oral Questions > Business of the House

    Mr. Speaker, let me wish you and all hon. members a happy new year. ... more

    Jan. 31, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Ed Komarnicki
    Ed Komarnicki spoke about Government Orders > Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act > Report Stage

    Mr. Speaker, rather than getting to the main portion of my speech I will make some references to quotes of various people. They are not the members in the House who have been exchanging comments back and forth, but people who are independent of the House. ... more

    Jan. 30, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Sadia Groguhé
    Sadia Groguhé spoke about Government Orders > Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act > Report Stage

    Mr. Speaker, I ask you, is it not my colleague who should answer that? Can he? Okay. ... more

    Jan. 30, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Jason Kenney
    Jason Kenney spoke about Government Orders > Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act > Report Stage

    Mr. Speaker, frankly, I find it a little strange that the member would describe the bill as “demagogic”, since her speech was entirely demagogic and had an unbelievably ideological tone. I do not understand why the NDP are so confused when it comes to legal permanent residents—immigrants who come here and obey our laws—and criminals who should be deported. ... more

    Jan. 30, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Sadia Groguhé
    Sadia Groguhé spoke about Government Orders > Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act > Report Stage

    Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank you for the time I have been given. ... more

    Jan. 30, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Wai Young
    Wai Young spoke about Government Orders > Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act > Report Stage

    Mr. Speaker, I would like to point out that the member opposite is misleading Canadians. Bill C-43 is about removing foreign criminals who have been found guilty in a court of law for serious crimes against citizens in Canada. ... more

    Jan. 30, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Wai Young
    Wai Young spoke about Government Orders > Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act > Report Stage

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to have the opportunity to join the debate on Bill C-43, the faster removal of foreign criminals act. I will be voting against the opposition amendments proposed at the report stage, as they would prevent this important bill from becoming law. ... more

    Jan. 30, 2013,   Parliament
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