CIMM Committee Meeting
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Minutes of Proceedings
Jenny Kwan gave notice of the following motion:
That pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee immediately undertake a study of land arrivals at Canada’s southern border, including: the impact of current realities at the border on safety and security of both refugees and Canadian society; the effective management of refugee claims at the border, within the context of Canada's international human rights obligations; and how to ensure an efficient and effective refugee determination process. That this study should be comprised of no less than five meetings; that IRCC department officials be in attendance for at least one of the meetings and that CBSA officials be in attendance for at least one of the meetings; that the Committee report its findings to the House; and that Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the government table a comprehensive response thereto.
Robert Orr, Jennifer Lutfallah and Paul Aterman made statements and, with Michael MacDonald, answered questions.
At 4:30 p.m., the sitting was suspended.
At 4:33 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.
The Committee resumed consideration of a draft report.
It was agreed, — That the draft report, as amended, be adopted.
It was agreed, — That the report be entitled: "Modernization of Client Service Delivery".
It was agreed, — That the Committee append to its report any dissenting and/or supplementary opinions provided that they are no more than ten (10) pages in length, in the same style and format as the report (Arial, 12 point, single space); and that it is submitted electronically in both official languages to the Clerk of the Committee, no later than Monday, March 20, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. (EDT).
It was agreed, — That the Chair, Clerk and analysts be authorized to make such grammatical and editorial changes as may be necessary without changing the substance of the report.
It was agreed, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 109, the Committee request that the Government table a comprehensive response to the report.
ORDERED, — That the Chair present the report to the House.
At 5:46 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.