Maybe. This bill is designed1 to make deportation for certain causes dependent upon a conviction in Canada, under part
II of the Criminal Code, relating to offences against public order, rather than upon a hearing before a board of inquiry concerning certain offences under section 41 of the Immigration Act.
Exchequer Court Act
Proceedings for the deportation of such undesirable classes are provided by sections 40, 42 and 43 of the act, and under those sections deportation may be carried out. It is considered that the provisions of section 41 are unnecessary, as section 40 and part II of the Criminal Code cover the case.
I do not think it is necessary to make any further explanation because all the members who were here last session will be conversant with this proposed amendment to the Immigration Act.
Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.