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Meeting No. 41
Thursday, December 10, 2009

The Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration met at 9:03 a.m. this day, in Room 269, West Block, the Chair, David Tilson, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Hon. Maurizio Bevilacqua, Paul Calandra, Olivia Chow, Rick Dykstra, Nina Grewal, Alexandra Mendes, Thierry St-Cyr, Ève-Mary Thaï Thi Lac, David Tilson, Alice Wong and Terence Young.


Acting Members present: Yasmin Ratansi for Alexandra Mendes.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Sandra Elgersma, Analyst; Daphne Keevil Harrold, Analyst.


Witnesses: Chinese Family Services of Ontario: Patrick Au, Executive Director. Chinese Professionals Association of Canada: Joe Chang, General Manager. Afghan Women's Counselling and Integration Community Support Organization: Adeena Niazi, Executive Director. Council of Agencies Serving South Asians: Neethan Shan, Executive Director.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Thursday, November19, 2009, the Committee resumed its study of best practices in settlement services.

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.

The Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee business.

On motion of Maurizio Bevilacqua, it was agreed, — That the proposed budget in the amount of $31,250, for the period of December 3 to 10, 2009, be adopted.


At 10:49 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Andrew Bartholomew Chaplin
Clerk of the Committee

2010/01/29 2:14 p.m.