The CCR joint statement against Bill C-31

Update: Bill C-31 was adopted in June 2012 and came into effect in December 2012

Join the CCR and other allies in raising public awareness and speaking out about the impacts that Bill C-31 would have on refugees in Canada. The bill rolls together earlier bills C-4 and C-49 on smuggling, which would serve to punish refugees rather than smugglers. Urge the government to withdraw Bill C-31 and to replace it with legislation which is fair, affordable, and independent, and which complies with the Charter and Canada’s international obligations. See the CCR’s joint statement to protect refugees from Bill C-31 at

Learn about the CCR’s Campaign against Bill C-31 and take action at