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Meeting No. 26
Tuesday, April 8, 2008

The Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration met at 1:02 p.m. this day, in Toronto “B” Room, Delta Toronto East, Toronto, Ontario, the Chair, Norman Doyle, presiding.


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


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Penny Becklumb, Analyst; Sandra Elgersma, Analyst.


Witnesses: United Food and Commercial Workers Union: Stan Raper, National Coordinator, Agricultural Workers Program. Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants: Rivka Augenfeld, Public Interest Director. Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants: Philip Mooney, National President. Chinese Canadian National Council: Victor Wong, Executive Director. Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants: Alli Amlani, President, Ontario Chapter. As an individual: Mario Bellissimo, Certified Specialist, Barrister and Solicitor. Canadian Auto Workers Union: Carol Phillips, Assistant to the President; Raj Dhaliwal, Director, Human Rights Department. Parkdale Community Legal Services: Geraldine Sadoway; Sonia Singh; Abigail Martinez, Osgoode Hall Law School. Justicia for Migrant Workers: Chris Ramsaroop, National Organizer. Community Social Planning Council of Toronto: Zenia Castanos, Intern; Navjeet Sidhu, Researcher; André Lyn, Researcher; Tam Goossen, Board Member, Research Advisory Committee Chair. Industrial Accident Victims Group of Ontario: Alberto Lalli, Community Legal Worker; Consuelo Rubio, Community Legal Worker, Centre for Spanish Speaking People.

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

Stan Raper, Philip Mooney and Victor Wong made statements and, with Alli Amlani, answered questions.


At 2:09 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 2:11 p.m., the sitting resumed.


Mario Bellissimo, Carol Phillips, Raj Dhaliwal, Geraldine Sadoway and Sonia Singh made statements and answered questions.


At 3:06 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 3:11 p.m., the sitting resumed.


Chris Ramsaroop, Zenia Castonos, Navjeet Sidhu, Alberto Lalli and Consuelo Rubio made statements and answered questions.


At 4:01 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Andrew Bartholomew Chaplin
Clerk of the Committee

2008/04/25 8:42 a.m.