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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 52
Monday, March 6, 2017, 3:29 p.m. to 5:46 p.m.
Video recorded session
David Tilson, Vice-Chair (Conservative)

Library of Parliament
• Julie Béchard, Analyst
• Sandra Elgersma, Analyst
Department of Citizenship and Immigration
• Robert Orr, Assistant Deputy Minister, Operations
• Michael Brandt, Director, Grants and Contributions Financial Management
• David Cashaback, Acting Director General, Immigration Branch
• Michael MacDonald, Director General, Immigration Program Guidance
Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
• Paul Aterman, Deputy Chairperson, Immigration Appeal Division
Canada Border Services Agency
• Jennifer Lutfallah, Director General, Enforcement and Intelligence Programs
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Tuesday, October 4, 2016, the Committee commenced its study on immigration consultants.

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.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Tuesday, October 4, 2016, the Committee resumed its study of the modernization of client service delivery.

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.

Erica Pereira
Clerk of the Committee