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Minutes of Proceedings

44th Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 19
Tuesday, May 3, 2022, 11:40 a.m. to 1:33 p.m.
Salma Zahid, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Julie Béchard, Analyst
• Madalina Chesoi, Analyst
• Martin McCallum, Analyst
Department of Citizenship and Immigration
• Farah Boisclair, Director, Anti-Racism Task Force
• Tara Lang, Director General, Central Network
• Caroline Xavier, Associate Deputy Minister
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the committee on Tuesday, February 1, 2022, the committee resumed its study of differential outcomes in Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada decisions.

Caroline Xavier made a statement and, with the other witnesses, answered questions.

Kyle Seeback gave notice of the following motion:

That the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration report the following to the House: significant delays in citizenship applications over two years risks disenfranchising Canadians who are waiting for their citizenship in order to vote. This issue is particularly urgent in light of the June 2 Ontario provincial election. The government should move quickly to address this issue so that all Canadians who are eligible for citizenship and who choose to apply are able to participate fully in our democratic life. In light of the situation, the committee requests a response from the minister, by letter, by May 20, outlining the actions taken, and further actions intended.

At 1:33 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Stephanie Bond
Clerk of the committee