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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Social Affairs, Science and Technology

Third Session, Fortieth Parliament, 2010

Chair: The Honourable ART EGGLETON, P.C.


Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Issue No. 11

First, second and third (final) meetings on:
Bill C-11, An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and the Federal Courts Act

First (final) meeting on:
Bill C-34, An Act to amend the Museums Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts

First (final) meeting on:
Bill C-13, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act

INCLUDING:
THE EIGHTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE (Bill C-34)

THE NINTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE (Bill C-11)

THE TENTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE (Bill C-13)


APPEARING

The Honourable Jason Kenney, P.C., M.P., Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, Citizenship and Immigration Canada

The Honourable Diane Finley, P.C., M.P., Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada


WITNESSES

Tuesday, June 22, 2010 - Morning

Citizenship and Immigration Canada:

Les Linklater, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic and Program Policy;

Jennifer Irish, Director, Asylum Policy Program Development;

John Butt, Manager, Program Development;

Luke Morton, Senior Legal Counsel, Manager Refugee Legal Team, Legal Services.

Canada Border Services Agency:

Peter Hill, Director General.

Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada:

Simon Coakeley, Executive Director;

Sylvia Cox-Duquette, Senior General Counsel, Legal Services.

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees:

Hy Shelow, Senior Protection Officer;

Michael Casasola, Resettlement Officer.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010 - Afternoon

Department of Canadian Heritage:

Lyn Elliot Sherwood, Executive Director, Heritage Group;

Judith Marsh, Senior Policy Analyst, Heritage Group;

Stephen Wallace, Associate Deputy Minister.

Canadian Council for Refugees:

Janet Dench, Executive Director;

Elizabeth McWeeny, Past President.

Canadian Bar Association:

Mitchell Goldberg, Executive Member, CBA National Citizenship and Immigration Law Section;

Kerri A. Froc, Staff Lawyer, Law Reform and Equality.

As an individual:

Lorne Waldman, Lawyer.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada:

Les Linklater, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic and Program Policy;

Jennifer Irish, Director, Asylum Policy Program Development;

John Butt, Manager, Program Development;

Luke Morton, Senior Legal Counsel, Manager Refugee Legal Team, Legal Services.

Wednesday, June23, 2010

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada:

Louis Beauséjour, Director General, Employment Insurance Policy, Skills and Employment Branch.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Art Eggleton, P.C., Chair

The Honourable Kelvin Kenneth Ogilvie, Deputy Chair

and

The Honourable Senators:

Champagne, P.C., Cordy, *Cowan (or Tardif), Demers, Dyck, Eaton, *LeBreton, P.C. (or Comeau), Martin, Mercer, Merchant, Plett, Seidman

*Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)

Changes in membership of the committee:

Pursuant to rule85(4), membership of the committee was amended as follows:

The Honourable Senator Mercer replaced the Honourable Senator Callbeck (June 23, 2010).

The Honourable Senator Callbeck replaced the Honourable Senator Jaffer (June 22, 2010).

The Honourable Senator Jaffer replaced the Honourable Senator Callbeck (June 22, 2010).

The Honourable Senator Callbeck replaced the Honourable Senator Jaffer (June 22, 2010).

The Honourable Senator Jaffer replaced the Honourable Senator Callbeck (June 22, 2010).