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Meeting No. 29
Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration met by videoconference at 3:31 p.m. this day, in Room 7-52, 131 Queen St., the Chair, David Tilson, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Josée Beaudin, Rick Dykstra, Nina Grewal, Robert Oliphant, David Tilson, Justin Trudeau, Tim Uppal, Alice Wong, Borys Wrzesnewskyj and Terence Young.


Acting Members present: Louis Plamondon for Thierry St-Cyr and John Rafferty for Olivia Chow.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Daphne Keevil Harrold, Analyst; Anna Gay, Analyst.


Witnesses: Matrixvisa Inc.: Cobus (Jacobus) Kriek, Director. Government of Manitoba: Fanny Levy, Acting Director, Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program; Dave Dyson, Executive Director, Employment Standards Division, Manitoba Labour and Immigration. As individuals: Selin Deravedisyan-Adam, Immigration Consultant, Ideal Canada; Joel E. Tencer, Immigration Consultant and Member, Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Thursday, September 23, 2010, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-35, An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

Cobus Kriek and Fanny Levy by videoconference from Winnipeg, Manitoba, made statements and, with the Dave Dyson, answered questions.


At 4:31 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:36 p.m., the sitting resumed.


Selin Deravedisyan-Adam and Joel E. Tencer by videoconference from Toronto, Ontario, made statements and answered questions.


At 5:20 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:21, the sitting resumed in camera.

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

At 5:33 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Julie Lalande Prud'homme
Clerk of the Committee

2010/11/01 10:22 a.m.