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Minutes of Proceedings

43rd Parliament, 2nd Session
Meeting 37
Monday, June 21, 2021, 4:16 p.m. to 5:53 p.m.
Salma Zahid, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Julie Béchard, Analyst
• Madalina Chesoi, Analyst
• Martin McCallum, Analyst
Peace by Chocolate Inc.
• Tareq Hadhad, Owner and Chief Executive Officer
Migrant Workers Alliance for Change
• Syed Hussan, Executive Director
Canadian Chamber of Commerce
• Leah Nord, Senior Director, Workforce Strategies and Inclusive Growth
Community Futures Central Kootenay
• Erin Rooney, Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Manager
• Andrea Wilkey, Executive Director
As an individual
• Joel Blit, Professor of Economics, University of Waterloo
• Agop Evereklian, Business Development and International Relations Advisor
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the committee on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, the committee resumed its study of the Economic imperative and long-term importance for small rural municipalities outside of major cities to retain new immigrants.

Andrea Wilkey, Erin Rooney, Syed Hussan, Agop Evereklian and Leah Nord made statements and answered questions.

At 4:36 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 115(5), it was agreed that the committee continue to sit.

At 4:43 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:13 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Tareq Hadhad and Joel Blit made statements and answered questions.

At 5:53 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Leif-Erik Aune
Clerk of the Committee