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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 156
Monday, May 6, 2019, 3:27 p.m. to 6:17 p.m.
Hon. Michelle Rempel, Vice-Chair (Conservative)

House of Commons
• Ariane Gagné-Frégeau, Procedural Clerk
Library of Parliament
• Julie Béchard, Analyst
• Madalina Chesoi, Acting Analyst
The Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee business.

It was agreed, — That the Committee meet at a later date to discuss drafting instructions for a report regarding its study of settlement services across Canada.

• Hon. Ahmed Hussen, P.C., M.P., Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship
Department of Citizenship and Immigration
• Lori MacDonald, Acting Deputy Minister
• Natasha Kim, Acting Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic and Program Policy
• Harpreet Kochhar, Assistant Deputy Minister, Operations
As an individual
• Richard Kurland, Lawyer and Policy Analyst
Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council
• John Murray, President and Chief Executive Officer
• Michael Huynh, Director of Professional Conduct
The Neighbourhood Organization
• Maria Esel Panlaqui, Manager, Community Development and Special Projects
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Monday, April 29, 2019, the Committee commenced its study of the subject matter of clauses 291 to 300 (Part 4, Division 15) (An Act respecting the College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants) of Bill C-97, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 19, 2019 and other measures.

The Minister made a statement and, with Natasha Kim and Lori MacDonald, answered questions.

At 4:00 p.m., Jenny Kwan took the Chair.

At 4:12 p.m., Michelle Rempel took the Chair.

At 4:28 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:32 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Lori MacDonald, Natasha Kim and Harpreet Kochhar answered questions.

At 4:57 p.m., Jenny Kwan took the Chair.

At 5:05 p.m., Michelle Rempel took the Chair.

At 5:28 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:34 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Maria Esel Panlaqui, by videoconference from Toronto, Ontario, Richard Kurland and John Murray made statements and, with Michael Huynh, answered questions.

At 6:17 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Evelyn Lukyniuk
Clerk of the Committee