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Meeting No. 39
Tuesday, May 6, 2008

The Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration met by videoconference at 3:31 p.m. this day, in Room 214, Wellington Building, the Chair, Norman Doyle, presiding.


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


Associate Members present: Blair Wilson.


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


Witnesses: Centre d'études et de recherches internationales de l'Université de Montréal (CÉRIUM): François Crépeau, Professor of International Law. As an individual: Jenna L. Hennebry, Assistant Professor, Departments of Communication Studies and Sociology, Wilfrid Laurier University. Ukrainian News: Marco Levytsky, Editor, Edmonton.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Monday, April 28, 2008, the Committee commenced its consideration of the subject matter of Part 6 of Bill C-50, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 26, 2008 and to enact provisions to preserve the fiscal plan set out in that budget.

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.


At 3:59 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:02 p.m., the sitting resumed.


On motion of Jim Karygiannis, it was agreed, — That the witnesses be invited to appear in Ottawa and that the date for reporting the results of the study be extended by a number of days corresponding to the days lost to technical difficulties.


At 4:08 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Andrew Bartholomew Chaplin
Clerk of the Committee

2008/05/30 10:51 a.m.