Skip to main content Start of content

CIMM Committee Meeting

Notices of Meeting include information about the subject matter to be examined by the committee and date, time and place of the meeting, as well as a list of any witnesses scheduled to appear. The Evidence is the edited and revised transcript of what is said before a committee. The Minutes of Proceedings are the official record of the business conducted by the committee at a sitting.

For an advanced search, use Publication Search tool.

If you have any questions or comments regarding the accessibility of this publication, please contact us at accessible@parl.gc.ca.

Previous day publication Next day publication
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
 
Meeting No. 8
 
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
 

The Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration met at 3:32 p.m. this day, in Room 371, West Block, the Chair, Norman Doyle, presiding.

 

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

 

Acting Members present: Omar Alghabra for Hon. Maurizio Bevilacqua and Bradley R. Trost for Wajid Khan.

 

In attendance: Library of Parliament: Laura Barnett, Analyst; Sandra Elgersma, Analyst.

 

Witnesses: Department of Citizenship and Immigration: Les Linklater, Director General, Immigration Branch; Eric Stevens, Legal Counsel, Legal Services; Maia Welbourne, Director, Temporary Resident Policy and Programs Development, Immigration Branch. As an individual: Leslie Ann Jeffrey, Associate Professor, Department of History and Politics, University of New Brunswick. Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness: John Muise, Director, Public Safety. Canadian Council for Refugees: Janet Dench, Executive Director; Francisco Rico-Martinez, Former President.

 
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Thursday, November 1, 2007, the Committee commenced consideration of Bill C-17, An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.
 

Les Linklater made a statement and, with Eric Stevens and Maia Welbourne, answered questions.

 

The Clerk of the Committee presided over the election of a Second Vice-Chair.

 

On motion of Robert Carrier, it was agreed, — That Thierry St-Cyr be elected Second Vice-Chair of the Committee.

 
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Thursday, November 1, 2007, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-17, An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.
 

Leslie Ann Jeffrey, John Muise, Janet Dench and Francisco Rico-Martinez made statements and answered questions.

 

At 5:30 p.m., the bells sounded to call members into a recorded division.

 

By unanimous consent, it was agreed, — Pursuant to Standing Order 115(5), that the Committee continue sitting.

 

At 5:34 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

 



Andrew Bartholomew Chaplin
Clerk of the Committee

 
 
2008/01/31 3:43 p.m.