CRAG Pod: Constitutional Rights Advocacy Group

CRAG Pod: Mona, Gloria, Tianna, Natasha, Merona, Euna (GA), Erin (Alum), Narda (Faculty)

Our social action project aims to raise public awareness about the impacts of Bill C-43: the Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act. The “one strike and you’re out” rule applies to any immigrant found guilty of a minor offense, and replaces compassion with arbitrary and punitive punishment, going against the principle that small-time offenders deserve a second chance. If passed, Bill C 43 will have immediate and serious implication on the lives of refugees, immigrants, and all Canadians. One such outcome will invariably be further division amongst Canadian society based along the politics of race, ethnicity and citizenship.