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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
 
Meeting No. 29
 
Thursday, April 10, 2008
 

The Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration met at 9:04 a.m. this day, in the Petit Salon, Hilton Montreal Airport Hotel, Dorval, Québec, the Chair, Norman Doyle, presiding.

 

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

 

Acting Members present: Raymonde Folco for Hon. Maurizio Bevilacqua and Luc Harvey for Dave Batters.

 

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

 

Witnesses: As individuals: Sylvie Gravel, Professor, Work injuries, Safety at work, Business School, University of Quebec at Montreal; Félicien Ngankoy, Communauté catholique congolaise de Montréal; Jill Hanley, Assistant Professor, McGill School of Social Work. Église Chaldéene des Saints-Martyrs-d'Orient: Mowafaq Thomas. Iraqi Community Centre: Hala Alobaidi, Member; Abbass Alnajar, President. Union des producteurs agricoles: Pierre Lemieux, First Vice-President; Hélène Varvaressos, Director General, AGRIcarrières, Comité sectoriel de main-d'oeuvre de la production agricole.

 
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.
 

Sylvie Gravel and Félicien Ngankoy made statements and answered questions.

 

At 9:10 a.m., Thierry St-Cyr took the Chair.

 

At 10:05 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 10:07 a.m., the sitting resumed.

 
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.
 

Mowafaq Thomas and Hala Alobaidi made statements and, with Abbass Alnajar, answered questions.

 

At 11:06 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 11:09 a.m., the sitting resumed.

 

Jill Hanley, Pierre Lemieux and Hélène Varvaressos made statements and answered questions.

 

At 12:02 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

 



Andrew Bartholomew Chaplin
Clerk of the Committee

 
 
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