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Meeting No. 75
Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration met in a televised session at 8:45 a.m. this day, in Room C-110, 1 Wellington Street, the Chair, David Tilson, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Rick Dykstra, Mylène Freeman, Sadia Groguhé, Roxanne James, Kevin Lamoureux, Chungsen Leung, Costas Menegakis, Ted Opitz, Jinny Jogindera Sims, Rathika Sitsabaiesan, David Tilson and John Weston.


Acting Members present: Massimo Pacetti for Kevin Lamoureux.


Associate Members present: Devinder Shory.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Julie Béchard, Analyst; Melissa Pang, Analyst.


Witnesses: As an individual: Catherine Dauvergne, Professor, University of British Columbia, Faculty of Law. Air India 182 Victims Families Association: Bal Gupta, Chair. Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers: Lorne Waldman, President. As an individual: Audrey Macklin, Professor and Chair in Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto. Centre for Immigration Policy Reform: Martin Collacott, Spokesperson. Canadian Coalition Against Terror: Sheryl Saperia, Advisor, Director of Policy for Canada, Foundation for Defense of Democracies; Maureen Basnicki, Co-founder.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Wednesday, February 27, 2013, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-425, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act (honouring the Canadian Armed Forces).

Lorne Waldman, by videoconference from Toronto, Ontario, Catherine Dauvergne and Bal Gupta made statements and answered questions.


At 9:46 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 9:50 a.m., the sitting resumed.


Audrey Mackklin, Martin Collacott, Sheryl Saperia and Maureen Basnicki made statements and answered questions.


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


Julie Lalande Prud'homme
Clerk of the Committee

2013-09-13 8:02 a.m.