Skip to main content Start of content

CIMM Committee Meeting

Notices of Meeting include information about the subject matter to be examined by the committee and date, time and place of the meeting, as well as a list of any witnesses scheduled to appear. The Evidence is the edited and revised transcript of what is said before a committee. The Minutes of Proceedings are the official record of the business conducted by the committee at a sitting.

For an advanced search, use Publication Search tool.

If you have any questions or comments regarding the accessibility of this publication, please contact us at

Previous day publication Next day publication

Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 61
Monday, May 15, 2017, 3:38 p.m. to 6:17 p.m.
Borys Wrzesnewskyj, Chair (Liberal)

• Ali Ehsassi for Randeep Sarai (Liberal)
• Mona Fortier for Salma Zahid (Liberal)
• Dave MacKenzie for Bob Saroya (Conservative)
Library of Parliament
• Julie Mackenzie, Analyst
• Madalina Chesoi, Acting Analyst
LEGIT Vancouver
• Janet Altshool, Representative
Iranian Railroad for Queer Refugees
• Arsham Parsi, Executive Director
Rainbow Railroad
• Kimahli Powell, Executive Director
Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network
• Maurice Tomlinson, Senior Policy Analyst
Rainbow Resource Centre
• Michael Tutthill, Executive Director
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Tuesday, October 4, 2016, the Committee resumed its study on the 2011 LGBTQ Refugee Pilot Project.

Michael Tutthill, by videoconference from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Janet Altshool, by videoconference from Vancouver, British Columbia, and Kimahli Powell made statements and answered questions.

At 4:24 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:28 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Arsham Parsi, by teleconference from Toronto, Ontario, and Maurice Tomlinson made statements and answered questions.

At 5:14 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:17 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

The Committee proceeded to give drafting instructions to the analysts for a report.
The Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee business.

It was agreed, — That the meetings in relation to the study on immigration to Atlantic Canada be televised.

It was agreed, — That all meetings of the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration be televised.

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

Erica Pereira
Clerk of the Committee