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Minutes of Proceedings

44th Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 83
Thursday, November 9, 2023, 3:36 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Sukh Dhaliwal, Chair (Liberal)

• Dan Albas for Greg McLean (Conservative)
• Branden Leslie for Larry Maguire (Conservative)
• Leslyn Lewis for Tom Kmiec (Conservative)
• Eric Melillo for Larry Maguire (Conservative)
• Yves Perron (Bloc Québécois)
Library of Parliament
• Philippe Antoine Gagnon, Analyst
• Andrea Garland, Analyst
• Martin McCallum, Analyst
Canadian Labour Congress
• Santiago Escobar, National Representative, United Food and Commercial Workers Union Canada
• Elizabeth Kwan, Senior Researcher
• Elias Anavisca, Migrant Worker
The Canadian Bar Association
• Gabriela Ramo, Chair, National Immigration Law Section
Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council
• Peggy Brekveld, Chair
Union des producteurs agricoles
• Paul Doyon, Senior Vice-President General
• Denis Roy, Responsible for the Temporary Foreign Worker File
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the committee on Tuesday, September 26, 2023, the committee resumed its study of closed work permits and temporary foreign workers.

At 3:40 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 3:42 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Elizabeth Kwan, Santiago Escobar, Elias Anavisca and Gabriela Ramo made statements and answered questions.

At 4:36 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:50 p.m., the sitting resumed.

At 4:50 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:52 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Paul Doyon and Peggy Brekveld made statements.

At 5:07 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:09 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Paul Doyon and Denis Roy answered questions.

On motion of Brad Redekopp, it was agreed, — That the proposed budget in the amount of $13,500, for the study of closed work permits and temporary foreign workers, be adopted.

At 5:30 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Keelan Buck
Clerk of the committee