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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
 
Meeting No. 23
 
Monday, April 7, 2008
 

The Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration met at 11:07 a.m. this day, in the Council Chambers, Waterloo City Centre, Kitchener, Ontario, the Chair, Norman Doyle, presiding.

 

Members of the Committee present: Robert Carrier, Norman Doyle, Nina Grewal, Hon. Jim Karygiannis, Ed Komarnicki, Thierry St-Cyr and Hon. Andrew Telegdi.

 

In attendance: Library of Parliament: Sandra Elgersma, Analyst.

 

Witnesses: City of Waterloo: Brenda Halloran, Mayor of Waterloo. Iraqi Canadian Society of Ontario: Ghina Al-Sewaidi, President; Falah Hafed. Iraqi Federation of Refugees: Jalal Saeed. Iraqi Canadian Society of Ontario: Yanar Mohammed, President, Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq. Assyrian Aid Society of Canada: Mariam Georgis, Board Member. Mandaean Canadian Community Association: Salam Gatih; Asad Dargham. Popular Chaldean Syriac Assyrian Council: Salam Saffar, General Relations.

 
By unanimous consent, the Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee business.
 

Brenda Halloran a made a statement.

 
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Thursday, November 22, 2007, the Committee resumed its study of Iraqi refugees.
 

Ghina Al-Seweidi, Falah Hafed, Yanar Mohamed, Jalal Saeed, Salam Gatih and Mariam Georgis made statements and answered questions.

 

At 12:33 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

 



Andrew Bartholomew Chaplin
Clerk of the Committee

 
 
2008/04/25 8:41 a.m.