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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
 
Meeting No. 47
 
Thursday, May 7, 2015
 

The Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration met at 8:48 a.m. this day, in Room 268, The Valour Building, the Chair, David Tilson, presiding.

 

Members of the Committee present: Jay Aspin, Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe, Jim Eglinski, Chungsen Leung, Hon. John McCallum, Costas Menegakis, Jasbir Sandhu and David Tilson.

 

Acting Members present: Mike Sullivan for Irene Mathyssen and David Sweet for Devinder Shory.

 

In attendance: Library of Parliament: Julie Béchard, Analyst; Sandra Elgersma, Analyst.

 

Witnesses: As individuals: Sharry Aiken, Professor, Faculty of Law, Queen's University; Elsii Faria, Consultant, Marketing and Communications. Community Development and Training: Aruna Papp, President. METRAC Action on Violence: Tamar Witelson, Legal Director; Silmi Abdullah, Program Lawyer. As an individual: Hannana Siddiqui, Head of Policy and Research, Southall Black Sisters.

 
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Monday, March 23, 2015, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill S-7, An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the Civil Marriage Act and the Criminal Code and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.
 

Aruna Papp, Sharry Aiken, Tamar Witelson, Silmi Abdullah and Elsii Faria made statements and answered questions.

 

At 9:45 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

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

 

Hannana Siddiqui, by videoconference from London, England, made a statement and answered questions.

 

At 10:18 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

 



Michael MacPherson
Clerk of the Committee

 
 
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