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Meeting No. 38
Monday, April 28, 2008

The Standing Committee on Finance met in a televised session at 3:30 p.m. this day, in Room 253-D, Centre Block, the Chair, Rob Merrifield, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Dean Del Mastro, Rick Dykstra, Jean-Yves Laforest, Hon. John McCallum, Hon. John McKay, Ted Menzies, Rob Merrifield, Thomas J. Mulcair, Massimo Pacetti, Hon. Garth Turner and Mike Wallace.


Acting Members present: Claude Bachand for Paul Crête, Olivia Chow for Thomas J. Mulcair, Roger Gaudet for Paul Crête and Martha Hall Findlay for Hon. Garth Turner.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Alexandre Laurin, Analyst.


Appearing: Hon. Diane Finley, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration.


Witnesses: Department of Citizenship and Immigration: Richard Fadden, Deputy Minister. Department of Citizenship and Immigration Canada: Andrea Lyon, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic and Program Policy. Department of Citizenship and Immigration: James McNamee, Deputy Director, Horizontal Immigration Policy Division.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Thursday, April 10, 2008, the Committee resumed consideration 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 Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, the Honourable Diame Finlay made a statement and answered questions.


At 4:33 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:35 p.m., the sitting resumed.


James McNamee and Andrea Lyon answered questions.


At 5:32 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Jean-François Pagé
Clerk of the Committee

2008-04-29 4:05 p.m.