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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 93
Thursday, February 1, 2018, 11:20 a.m. to 1:05 p.m.
Televised
Presiding
Robert Oliphant, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Madalina Chesoi, Acting Analyst
• Brendan Naef, Analyst
International Organization for Migration
• William Lacy Swing, Director General
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee proceeded to a briefing on the International Organization for Migration.

William Lacy Swing made a statement and answered questions.

Jenny Kwan gave notice of the following motion:

That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee undertake a study of the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) complaint process; that this study examine the procedures in place to make a complaint, the complaint review process, transparency and accountability measures within the complaint process, and the impact of complaints against IRB members on the federal court system in terms of the filing of appeals to decisions made; that this study should also examine the training provided to board members regarding cultural sensitivity, gender, LGBTQ2+, and other vulnerable population issues; that this study should be comprised of no fewer than four meetings; that the Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship and department officials be in attendance for at least one of the meetings; that the Chairperson of the IRB and IRB officials be in attendance for at least one of the meetings; that the Committee report its findings to the House; and that pursuant to Standing Order 109, the government table a comprehensive response thereto.

Questioning of the witness resumed.

At 12:17 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:27 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

The Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee business.

It was agreed, — That the Committee thank the former Committee Clerk, Erica Pereira, the Library of Parliament analysts, Julie Béchard and Madalina Chesoi, and the translators for their diligent and around-the-clock work on the Committee’s most recent report entitled “Building an Inclusive Canada: Bringing the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act in Step with Modern Values,” in order to have it ready before the House rose on Wednesday, December 13, 2017.

It was agreed, — That the Committee meet on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, for the consideration of matters related to Committee business.

It was agreed, — That the Committee meet on Thursday, February 8, 2018, to consider a draft report in relation to it’s briefing on resettlement issues related to Yazidi women and girls.

It was agreed, — That the Committee invite the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship to appear before the Committee regarding the 2018 Immigration Levels Plan on Thursday, February 15, 2018.

At 1:05 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Evelyn Lukyniuk
Clerk of the Committee