Thank you, Mr. Chair.
I want to welcome Minister Sgro. Thank you for your presentation.
Thank you also to the deputy minister.
I have a couple of questions.
FIrst, I notice in your estimate, on pages 5 and 6, they have language instruction for newcomers to Canada. Of course we are happy to have the additional $15 million for the immigrants. Do you intend to actually use the funds for job training or additional jobs?
In B.C. we started a very effective job fair, as we call it. It's like a trade fair, but this is a job fair to integrate based on the government, the community, and the private sector. Are you intending to develop a special way to develop more jobs, plus the language training? That's one question.
Secondly, I can see that the chair of the IRB will be a very important selection. What is the process for the selection of the chair? Is this person is going to be really determining who is qualified to be a potential member?
Thirdly, we have visitors turned down yearly on the basis--maybe correct me, some of the cases come to my riding--of suspicion of their intentions to stay as immigrants. Sometimes the suspicion may be very factual, but there are cases where it is very difficult to determine what is factual and what is suspicion. What is this really based on?
We have first refusal and second refusal. I know that our constituents are very frustrated. Is there any way it can be more standardized on the reason for refusal?