The Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration met in a televised session at 11:01 a.m. this day, in Room 253-D, Centre Block, the Chair, David Tilson, presiding.
Members of the Committee present: Don Davies, Rick Dykstra, Sadia Groguhé, Roxanne James, Matthew Kellway, Kevin Lamoureux, Chungsen Leung, Costas Menegakis, Ted Opitz, David Tilson and John Weston.
Acting Members present: Charmaine Borg for Rathika Sitsabaiesan.
In attendance: Library of Parliament: Julie Béchard, Analyst; Sandra Elgersma, Analyst.
Witnesses: As individuals: Patrick Grady, Economist, Global Economics Ltd.; Herbert G. Grubel, Senior Fellow, Fraser Institute. Canadian Centre for Policy Studies: Joseph Ben-Ami, President. Chinese Canadian Community Alliance: Tom Pang, President. Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI): Amy Casipullai, Senior Policy and Communications Coordinator . S.U.C.C.E.S.S.: Thomas Tam, Chief Executive Officer.
Patrick Grady, Herbert Grubel and Joseph Ben-Ami made statements and answered questions.
At 12:02 p.m., the sitting was suspended.
At 12:06 p.m., the sitting resumed.
Tom Pang, Amy Casipullai and Thomas Tam made statements and answered questions.
At 1:03 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.
Julie Lalande Prud'hommeClerk of the Committee