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Meeting No. 56
Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration met in a televised session at 3:53 p.m. this day, in Room C-110, 1 Wellington Street, the Chair, David Tilson, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Rick Dykstra, Sadia Groguhé, Roxanne James, Kevin Lamoureux, Chungsen Leung, Ted Opitz, Jinny Jogindera Sims, Rathika Sitsabaiesan, David Tilson and John Weston.


Acting Members present: Niki Ashton for Mylène Freeman, François Choquette for Jinny Jogindera Sims, François Choquette for Rathika Sitsabaiesan, Ed Holder for Costas Menegakis and Ève Péclet for Mylène Freeman.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Julie Béchard, Analyst; Sandra Elgersma, Analyst.


Witnesses: Amnesty International: Alex Neve, Secretary General, Amnesty International Canada; Anna Shea, Articling Student. Canadian Police Association: Tom Stamatakis, President. As an individual: James Bissett, Board of Directors , Centre for Immigration Policy Reform. Victims of Violence: Sharon Rosenfeldt, President.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Tuesday, October 16, 2012, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-43, An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

Tom Stamatakis, by vidéoconference from Regina, Saskatchewan, and Alex Neve made statements and answered questions.


At 4:40 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:43 p.m., the sitting resumed.


James Bissett and Sharon Rosenfeldt made statements and answered questions.


At 5:33 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Julie Lalande Prud'homme
Clerk of the Committee

2012-11-01 3:44 p.m.