June 18, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario

Senate Public Bill S-210 has completed its final stage in the House of Commons.

Bill S-210, An Act to amend An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the
Civil Marriage Act and the Criminal Code and to make consequential amendments to other Acts,

was introduced by Senator Mobina Jaffer in the Senate, and sponsored by John Aldag, Member
of Parliament for Cloverdale—Langley City in the House of Commons. The legislation passed
unanimously at Third Reading in the House of Commons.

Bill S-210 removes the unnecessary and divisive short title “Barbaric Cultural Practices” from Bill
S-7, which was introduced by the previous Conservative government. The passage of Bill S-210
reflects the importance of Canadian diversity and multiculturalism. The legislation will come in
to force upon receiving Royal Assent.

“I am privileged to have had the opportunity to sponsor Bill S-210 in the House of Commons.
All-party support for and passage of Bill S-210 reflects the importance of the language we use
and is a clear rejection of the politics of fear and division.”

- John Aldag, Member of Parliament for Cloverdale-Langley City

“We can call terrorists barbaric, we can call violence barbaric, but we cannot call cultures
barbaric. We have evolved philosophically and intellectually as a society and frankly should
know better at this point in our evolution than to stir up old tactics of dividing cultures; that is
very divisive in society. Bill S-210 will remove the short title.”

- The Honourable Mobina S.B. Jaffer, Senator

For more information:

Kurtis Layden
Office of John Aldag, Member of Parliament
613-992-0884
john.aldag.a1@parl.gc.ca

Melina Bouchard
Office of the Honourable Mobina S.B. Jaffer, Senator
613-992-0189
Melina.Bouchard@sen.parl.gc.c