The Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration met in a televised session at 3:30 p.m. this day, in Room C-110, 1 Wellington Street, the Chair, David Tilson, presiding.
Members of the Committee present: Rick Dykstra, Alain Giguère, Sadia Groguhé, Roxanne James, Chungsen Leung, Costas Menegakis, Ted Opitz, Rathika Sitsabaiesan, David Tilson and John Weston.
Acting Members present: Élaine Michaud for Jinny Jogindera Sims and Frank Valeriote for Kevin Lamoureux.
In attendance: Library of Parliament: Sandra Elgersma, Analyst.
Witnesses: Rainbow Refugee Committee : Sharalyn Jordan, Member of the Board; Christine Morrissey, Founder and Member of the Board. As individuals: Michael Deakin-Macey, Past President, Board of Directors, Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society; John Amble. Action Réfugiés Montréal: Glynis Williams, Executive Director; Jenny Jeanes, Program Coordinator. Canadian Paediatric Society: Richard Stanwick, President Elect; Marie Adèle Davis, Executive Director. Roma Community Centre: Gina Csanyi-Robah, Executive Director; Maureen Silcoff, Representative.
John Amble, by videoconference from London, United Kingdom, Sharylyn Jordan, Christine Morrissey and Michael Deakin-Macey made statements and answered questions.
At 4:43 p.m., the sitting was suspended.
At 4:48 p.m., the sitting resumed.
Glynis Williams, Jenny Jeanes and Richard Stanwick made statements and, with Marie Adèle Davis, answered questions.
At 5:46 p.m., the sitting was suspended.
At 5:49 p.m., the sitting resumed.
Gina Csanyi-Robah and Maureen Silcoff made statements and answered questions.
At 6:32 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.
Julie Lalande Prud'hommeClerk of the Committee