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Human Smuggling Act


Queen’s University law professor and immigration expert Sharryn Aiken is available to discuss Bill C-49 (Preventing Human Smugglers From Abusing Canada’s Immigration System Act) which is scheduled to have a second reading in Parliament today or tomorrow.

“Despite the title, most of the provisions in the bill punish refugees and permanent residents, not human smugglers. Many of its provisions are flagrant violations of Canada's Charter of Rights and international legal obligations with respect to refugees,” says Professor Aiken, who is also the Associate Dean of the Queen’s Faculty of Law.

To arrange an interview, please contact Michael Onesi at 613.533.6000 ext. 77513 or michael.onesi@queensu.ca, or Kristyn Wallace at 613.533.6000 ext. 79173 or kristyn.wallace@queensu.ca at News and Media Services, Queen’s University.

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