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Bill C-31

In the film Casablanca, the narrator tells us of the "tortuous roundabout refugee trail" that sprang up through Europe across the Mediterranean to Morocco, towards freedom in the Americas. If Bill C-31 had been in existence, those refugees would not have been looking to Canada -- is that the point?
In a letter to Members of Parliament, Human Rights Watch said that Bill C-31, "Protecting Canada's Immigration System Act," would violate human rights law by allowing for a year of detention without review for certain groups of people, including 16- and 17-year-old children.