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Meeting No. 77
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration met at 8:46 a.m. this day, in Room 253-D, 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: Devinder Shory for Ted Opitz.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Julie Béchard, Analyst; James Gauthier, Analyst. House of Commons: Philippe Méla, Legislative Clerk; David-Andrés Novoa, Legislative Clerk.


Witnesses: 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 National Defence: Col François Bariteau, Director, Personnel Generation Requirements; LCol Stephen Strickey, Director of Law, Military Justice Strategic, Office of the Judge Advocate General.

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).

Rick Dykstra moved, — That the Committee recommend to the House that it be granted the power during its consideration of Bill C-425, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act (honouring the Canadian Armed Forces), to expand the scope of the Bill such that the provisions of the bill be not limited to the Canadian Armed Forces.


After debate, the question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on division.


At 9:21 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Julie Lalande Prud'homme
Clerk of the Committee

2013-09-13 7:41 a.m.