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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 117
Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 10:04 a.m. to 12:02 p.m.
Robert Oliphant, Chair (Liberal)

• Greg Fergus (Liberal)
• Sean Fraser (Liberal)
House of Commons
• Jean-Denis Kusion, Procedural Clerk
Library of Parliament
• Julie Béchard, Analyst
• Brendan Naef, Analyst
The Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee business.

It was agreed, — That a proposed budget in the amount of $22,600.00, for the study of the impact of irregular crossing of Canada's southern border, be adopted.

• Hon. Bill Blair, P.C., M.P., Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction
• Hon. Ralph Goodale, P.C., M.P., Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
Canada Border Services Agency
• John Ossowski, President
• Jacques Cloutier, Vice-President, Operations Branch
Department of Citizenship and Immigration
• Paul MacKinnon, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic and Program Policy
• Mike MacDonald, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic and Program Policy
Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
• Vincent Rigby, Associate Deputy Minister
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
• Joanne Crampton, Assistant Commissioner, Federal Policing Criminal Operations
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
• Jean-Nicolas Beuze, Representative in Canada
As individuals
• Peter Edelmann, Lawyer
• Jamie Liew, Associate Professor and Refugee Lawyer, Faculty of Law, Common Law Section, University of Ottawa
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Monday, July 16, 2018, the Committee commenced its study of the impact of irregular crossing of Canada's southern border.

Minister Goodale and Minister Blair made statements and, with Mike MacDonald, Paul MacKinnon and John Ossowski, answered questions.

At 11:02 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 11:05 a.m., the sitting resumed.

Jean-Nicolas Beuze, Peter Edelmann and Jamie Liew made statements and answered questions.

At 11:09 a.m., Jenny Kwan took the Chair.

At 11:11 a.m., Robert Oliphant took the Chair.

At 12:02 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Evelyn Lukyniuk
Clerk of the Committee