Parliament Video: Jenny in the House: On Suspension of Safe 3rd Country Agreement

On January 31, 2017, Jenny stood to speak about the suspension of Safe 3rd Country Agreement:

Jenny Kwan (NDP) Vancouver East, BC

"Mr. Speaker, I am so glad the member asked this question, because I did not have time to get into the details.

As it happens, article 10 of the safe third country agreement allows for the simple and immediate suspension of this agreement for up to three months with the possibility of an extension. It states:

Either Party may, upon written notice to the other Party, suspend for a period of up to three months application of this Agreement. Such suspension may be renewed for additional periods of up to three months. Either Party may, with the agreement of the other Party, suspend any part of this Agreement.

That is how we could do it.

My question for the member opposite and the government is this: Will the government commit to the immediate suspension of the Safe Third Country Agreement as written in the agreement itself?"

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