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:
- Ensure that the existing transborder inadmissibility framework associated with immigration enforcement as it relates to cannabis-related offences is maintained;
- Ensure that CBSA retains its ability to assess the current detention factors related to foreign nationals or permanent residents who are linked to certain cannabis-related offences.
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.
Canada Border Services Agency
- Government-wide Administrative Burden Baseline counts
- Government-Wide Forward Regulatory Plans
- Cabinet Directive on Regulatory Management
- Red Tape Reduction Action Plan
- Canada-United States Regulatory Cooperation Council
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