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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Human Rights

Second Session, Thirty-ninth Parliament, 2007-08

Chair: The Honourable A. RAYNELL ANDREYCHUK


Monday, June 2, 2008
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Monday, June 9, 2008

Issue No. 6

Third, fourth and fifth (final) meetings on:

Bill C-280, An Act to Amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
(coming into force of sections 110, 111 and 171)

and
Third meeting (in camera) on:

Issues relating to human rights and, inter alia, to review the machinery of government dealing with Canada's international and national human rights obligations

and
First meeting on:

Issue of the sexual exploitation of persons, with particular emphasis on children, including questions of trafficking in children, prostitution, sex tourism, pornography,
and the sexual exploitation of children on the internet

INCLUDING:
THE ELEVENTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Bill C-280)


APPEARING

The Honourable Diane Finley, P.C., M.P., Minister of Citizenship and Immigration


WITNESSES:

Monday, June 2, 2008

Quebec Immigration Lawyers Association:

Stéphane Handfield, Vice-President.

As an individual:

Max Berger, Immigration Lawyer.

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees:

Abraham Abraham, Representative in Canada;

Hy Shelow, Senior Protection Officer;

Michael Casasola, Resettlement Officer.

Hitschmanova Committee, First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa:

Phil Nagy, President;

Joan Auden, Member.

St. Joseph's Catholic Parish, Refugee Outreach Group:

Pierre Gauthier, Chair;

Lisa Barnet, Member;

Jan Raska, Member.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

As individuals:

The Honourable Joseph Volpe, P.C., M.P. (Former Minister of Immigration);

William Bauer, former member of the Immigration and Refugee Board.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada:

Andrea Lyon, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic and Program Policy;

Micheline Aucoin, Director General, Refugees Branch.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable A. Raynell Andreychuk, Chair

The Honourable Mobina S. B. Jaffer, Deputy Chair

and

The Honourable Senators:

Cowan, Goldstein, *Hervieux-Payette, P.C. (or Tardif), Jaffer, Kinsella, *LeBreton, P.C. (or Comeau), Lovelace Nicholas, Munson, Oliver, Poy, Stratton

*Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)

Changes in membership of the committee:

Pursuant to rule 85(4), membership of the committee was amended as follows:

The name of the Honourable Senator Stratton substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Di Nino (June 9, 2008).

The name of the Honourable Senator Cowan substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Dallaire (June 9, 2008).

The name of the Honourable Senator Dallaire substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Cowan (June 9, 2008).

The name of the Honourable Senator Cowan substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Dallaire (June 9, 2008).