To coincide with the opening of Parliament, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association has launched a photo-advocacy campaign to help spread the word and attempt to stop Bill C-4.
Bill C-4 would amend Canada’s immigration and refugee law. The government is trying to pass this bill into law, which could lead to gross civil liberties and human rights violations against people coming to this country.
People who have suffered the traumas of war, persecution or torture could arrive in Canada and be subjected to detention and discrimination at the hands of Canadian officials. Innocent people could be locked up for months – including children, seniors and people with disabilities.
The Bill’s short title is “Preventing Human Smugglers from Abusing Canada’s Immigration System Act“, yet almost none of its provisions would further its supposed goal of preventing human smuggling.
CCLA has already written to Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney calling on them to withdraw or modify the Bill.
With its new photo advocacy campaign, CCLA hopes that others will learn about Bill C-4, raise their voices against it, and help spread the word.