Canadian government officials have put forward legislation setting out tougher penalties for those caught smuggling illegal migrants into the country.
The proposed law would sentence individuals illegally bringing more than 50 people into the country to a minimum of 10 years in jail.
Migrants could face jail, have reduced health care access and be denied permanent residency under the law.
The news comes after some 490 Tamil migrants arrived in Canada in August.
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