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Meeting No. 76
Thursday, April 18, 2013

The Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration met in a televised session at 9:16 a.m. this day, in Room 237-C, Centre Block, the Chair, David Tilson, presiding.


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


Acting Members present: Robert Chisholm for Jinny Jogindera Sims, Devinder Shory for Ted Opitz and Peter Stoffer for Mylène Freeman.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Julie Béchard, Analyst; James Gauthier, Analyst.


Witnesses: B'nai Brith Canada: David Matas, Senior Honorary Counsel; Marc Chétrit Rieger, Legal Counsel. Department of Citizenship and Immigration: Nicole Girard, Director General, Citizenship and Multiculturalism Branch; Mary-Ann Hubers, Acting Director, Citizenship Legislation and Program Policy, Citizenship and Multiculturalism Branch; Eric Stevens, Counsel, Legal Services. Department of Justice: Glenn Gilmour, Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section.

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).

David Matas and Marc Chetrit Rieger made statements and answered questions.


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

At 9:48 a.m., the sitting resumed.


Nicole Girard made a statement and, with Eric Stevens, answered questions.


At 10:46 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Julie Lalande Prud'homme
Clerk of the Committee

2013-09-13 8:05 a.m.