LANG Committee Meeting
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Minutes of Proceedings
Sheila Risbud, Marie-Pierre Lavoie, Denis M. Chartrand, Geoffrey Chambers and Sylvia Martin-Laforge made statements and, with Valérie Morand, answered questions.
At 5:15 p.m., the sitting was suspended.
At 5:19 p.m., the sitting resumed.
Bernard Généreux moved, — That a study on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) be conducted to identify why a disproportionately high number of foreign French-speaking students who wanted to study in French-language CEGEPs and universities in Canada and Quebec were refused (51% of applicants in 2019), compared with the lower number of foreign English-speaking students who were refused (38% of applicants that same year);
That the committee examine whether there is a case of language discrimination against students from French-speaking African communities in particular, where refusal rates can exceed 80%;
That the committee study the Government of Canada’s analysis grids for admitting foreign students; and,
That the committee invite all witnesses required for its study to appear and that it draft a detailed report.
By unanimous consent, it was agreed, — That the debate be now adjourned until Tuesday, March 24, 2020.
At 5:34 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.