Forward Regulatory Plan: 2017-2019
Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations Amendments to Align with the Coming into Force of the Cannabis Act

Description of the objective

In preparation for the coming into force of the Cannabis Act, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is developing amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations to:

These amendments will provide continuity with the current scheme regarding immigration inadmissibility associated with committing a criminal offence upon entering Canada as well as factors for detaining permanent residents and foreign nationals linked to certain cannabis-related offences.

Enabling Act: Immigration and Refugee Protection Act

Indication of business impacts

There are no expected business impacts.

Public consultation opportunities

Public consultation opportunities concerning the proposed regulations will be available via a public announcement on the Consulting with Canadians website.

Departmental Contact

Giosafat Mingarelli
Programs Branch
Canada Border Services Agency
Tel: 613-954-3909

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