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Minutes of Proceedings

43rd Parliament, 2nd Session
Meeting 31
Wednesday, May 26, 2021, 4:14 p.m. to 6:22 p.m.
In Camera
Salma Zahid, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Julie Béchard, Analyst
• Madalina Chesoi, Analyst
• Martin McCallum, Analyst
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motions adopted by the committee on October 20, 2021 and February 1, 2021, the committee resumed its study of special immigration and refugee measures for the people of Hong Kong.

The committee commenced consideration of a draft report.

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

It was agreed, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 108 (2), the Committee conduct a study on the economic imperative and long-term importance for small rural municipalities outside of major cities to retain new immigrants including, but not limited to, the study of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada's (IRCC) 2021-2023 immigration levels, the economic impacts of the plan and targets, and in general, how Canada can optimize immigration levels and targets to meet its needs, that the committee dedicate no more than four (4) meetings to the study, that the Committee report its findings to the House; and that, pursuant to Standing Order 109, the government table a comprehensive response in this regard.

It was agreed, — That the committee invite the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship to appear for one hour on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, regarding the Supplementary Estimates (A), 2021-22, and that the testimony may be considered regarding the study of the economic imperative and long-term importance for small rural municipalities outside of major cities to retain new immigrants.

At 6:22 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Leif-Erik Aune
Clerk of the Committee