CIMM Committee Meeting
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Minutes of Proceedings
The Chair presented the First Report from the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure, which read as follows:
Your Subcommittee met on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, to consider the business of the Committee and agreed to make the following recommendations:
1. That the committee hold eight meetings on the study of the impact of COVID-19 on the immigration system, provided that:
a. the committee shall hear witness testimony during the first six meetings on this study;
b. the committee shall hear between six and seven witnesses per meeting, and that witnesses shall be divided into two one-hour panels per meeting;
c. members shall provide the clerk of the committee with lists of requested witnesses not later than 4:00 p.m. on Monday, October 26, 2020;
d. the committee shall invite the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship and senior government officials to appear before the committee for one meeting following the conclusion of witness testimony;
e. the committee shall proceed to considering drafting instructions for one hour at a subsequent meeting following the appearance of the minister and officials, provided that any time remaining in this meeting may be used to commence or resume consideration of another study; and,
f. the committee shall consider adopting a draft report during one meeting, provided that the number of any additional meetings required to consider a draft report shall not count toward the eight meetings on this study.
It was agreed, — That the First Report of the subcommittee be concurred in.
Chantal Munger, Santa Ono, Chantal Dube and Sayed Farhan Ali made statements and answered questions.
At 4:34 p.m., the sitting was suspended.
At 4:38 p.m., the sitting resumed.
Chantal Desloges, David Ojo and David Poon made statements and answered questions.
It was agreed, — That the witnesses may make supplementary written submissions under this study where they were unable to make all desired representations as part of their testimony.
At 5:42 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.