It was agreed, — That the Fourth Report of the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure, which read as follows, be adopted:
In accordance with its mandate pursuant to Order made November 20, 2007, your Subcommittee has considered the question of the business of the Committee.
Pursuant to the motions adopted November 22, 2007, and notwithstanding the motions of December 11, 2007, and February 4, 2008, the Subcommittee recommends:
The Committee give the following priority to its studies — Iraqi refugee issues; temporary foreign workers and undocumented workers; immigration consultants and Bill C-17;
That, in order to hold hearings on the studies above, the Committee travel to Vancouver, Edmonton, Moose Jaw and Winnipeg during the week of March 31 to April 3, to Kitchener-Waterloo, Toronto and Montreal in the week of 7 to 11 April, and to Quebec City and cities in Atlantic Canada in the week of April 14 to 17, 2008;
That, where feasible, the Committee hold its hearings in public facilities such as community centres and city halls rather than hotels;
That the “open mic” options in the work plans not be exercised; and
That, when the Committee travels to hold hearings, the Clerk arrange for the appearance of a small representative number of persons from identifiable congregations and community groups on the lists of witnesses.