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Minutes of Proceedings

44th Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 37
Friday, October 21, 2022, 1:02 p.m. to 3:05 p.m.
Salma Zahid, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Julie Béchard, Analyst
As an individual
• Elizabeth Long, Barrister and Solicitor, Long Mangalji LLP
• Omer Khayyam, Lawyer, Omni Law Professional Corporation
• Siavash Shekarian, Lawyer, Shekarian Law Professional Corporation
Canadian Council for Refugees
• Janet Dench, Executive Director
Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organisation
• Mary Roman, Executive Director
Regency Immigration Solutions
• Roger Rai, Director
• Shervin Madani, Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the committee on Tuesday, February 1, 2022, the committee resumed its study of application backlogs and processing times.

Elizabeth Long, Janet Dench and Mary Roman made statements and answered questions.

Larry Maguire gave notice of the following motion:

That Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada table in both English and French with the committee, until further notice, the previous month's number of people entering Canada, through non-official points of entry who claim asylum, not later than the 5th of the month succeeding the data.

At 2:04 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 2:07 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Omer Khayyam, Siavash Shekarian and Roger Rai made statements and, with Shervin Madani, answered questions.

At 3:05 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Stephanie Bond
Clerk of the committee