Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights

Studies & Bills

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Bill C-65, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (harassment and violence), the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1
(2018-06-07) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 4:15 PM
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 11:30 AM
  • Witness A
  • Witness B
  • Witness C
  • Witness E
  • Witness D
  • Suki Beavers, Project Director (National Association of Women and the Law)
  • Gail Gatchalian, Lawyer and Workplace Investigator (Pink Larkin)
  • Francyne Joe, President (Native Women's Association of Canada)
  • Anne Levesque, Co-Chair of the National Steering Committee (National Association of Women and the Law)
  • Phanikiran Radhakrishnan, Associate Professor, University of Toronto (As an Individual)
Monday, June 11, 2018 at 3:30 PM
  • The Honourable Patricia Hajdu, P.C., M.P., Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour (Employment, Workforce Development and Labour)
  • Vanessa Bastos, Lead, People, Culture and Inclusion (The Senate of Canada)
  • Brenda Baxter, Director General, Workplace Directorate, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Charles Bernard, Director General, Portfolio and Government Affairs (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
  • Diane Blais, Interim Lead, Human Resources Partnerships (The Senate of Canada)
  • Marcella Daye, Senior Policy Advisor, Policy, Research and International Division (Canadian Human Rights Commission)
  • Fiona Keith, Senior Legal Counsel, Human Rights Protection Branch (Canadian Human Rights Commission)
  • Marie-Claude Landry, Chief Commissioner (Canadian Human Rights Commission)
  • Diane McCullagh, Chief Human Resources Officer (The Senate of Canada)
  • Barbara Moran, Director General, Strategic Policy, Analysis and Workplace Information (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Lori Sterling, Deputy Minister, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada )
Bill C-309, An Act to establish Gender Equality Week
(2018-05-03)
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 11:30 AM
  • Bob Rae, P.C., Special Envoy of the Prime Minister to Myanmar (As an Individual)
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 11:33 AM
  • Annie Chau, Project Coordinator, Advancing Women’s Equality, Antigonish Women's Resource Centre & Sexual Assault Services Association (As an Individual)
  • Anjum Mullick, Director of Engineering Services, Business Planning and Support, City of Edmonton (As an Individual)
  • Sven Spengemann, M.P., Sponsor of the Bill
  • Nanci-Jean Waugh, Director General, Communications and Public Affairs Directorate (Status of Women Canada)
Bill S-240, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (trafficking in human organs)
(2018-04-17)
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 11:30 AM
  • Bob Rae, P.C., Special Envoy of the Prime Minister to Myanmar (As an Individual)
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 11:31 AM
  • The Honourable Senator Salma Ataullahjan, Senator, Sponsor of the bill
  • Aimée Comrie, Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer, Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling Section (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime )
  • Dr. Jagbir Gill, Director; Associate Professor of Medicine, University of British Columbia; Transplant Nephrologist, St. Paul's Hospital (Canadian Society of Transplantation)
  • The Honourable David Kilgour, P.C. (International Coalition to end Transplant Abuse in China)
  • Dominic Lamb, Certified Specialist in Criminal Law, Edelson & Friedman LLP (Criminal Lawyers Association)
  • David Matas, Lawyer (As an Individual)
Bill C-66, An Act to establish a procedure for expunging certain historically unjust convictions and to make related amendments to other Acts
(2018-03-27) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 11:48 AM
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 11:59 AM
  • The Honourable Ralph Goodale, P.C., M.P., Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness (Public Safety Canada)
  • Daryl Churney, Executive Director General, Record Suspension and Clemency (Parole Board of Canada)
  • Angela Connidis, Director General, Crime Prevention, Corrections and Criminal Justice Directorate (Public Safety Canada)
  • Serge Côté, Chief Superintendent, Director General, Canadian Criminal Real Time Identification Services, Specialized Policing Services (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Shawn Scromeda, Senior Counsel, Public Safety, Defense and Immigration Portfolio, Public Safety Legal Services, Public Safety Legal Services (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Kathy Thompson, Assistant Deputy Minister, Community Safety and Countering Crime Branch (Public Safety Canada)
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 11:33 AM
  • Maya Borooah, Defence Counsel, Henein Hutchison (Criminal Lawyers Association)
  • Angela Chaisson, Defence Counsel, Chaisson Law (Criminal Lawyers Association)
  • Ross Higgins, Member, Board of Governors and Head of Collections (Quebec Gay Archives)
  • Tom Hooper, Contract Faculty, Department of History, York University (As an Individual)
  • Gary Kinsman, Professor Emeritus, Sociology, Laurentian University (As an Individual)
  • James Lockyer, Senior Counsel, Innocence Canada (As an Individual)
  • Jacques Prince, President, Board of Governors (Quebec Gay Archives)
  • Ronald Rosenes, C.M., Community Health Advocate and Board Chair, Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network (As an Individual)
  • Martine Roy, Member (Just Society Committee)
Government Response to the fifth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights, entitled Finding Refuge in Canada: A Syrian Resettlement Story, tabled in the Senate on December 6, 2016
(2017-11-02)
Bill S-232, An Act respecting Canadian Jewish Heritage Month
(2017-04-13)
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 11:32 AM
  • Shimon Fogel, CEO (Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs)
  • The Honourable Senator Linda Frum, Sponsor of the bill
  • Michael Mostyn, Chief Executive Officer (B'Nai Brith Canada)
Study the issues relating to human rights and, inter alia, to review the machinery of government dealing with Canada’s international and national human rights obligations
(2017-03-28) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 11:30 AM
  • Bob Rae, P.C., Special Envoy of the Prime Minister to Myanmar (As an Individual)
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 11:32 AM
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 11:31 AM
  • Guerda Amazon, Coordinator (La Maison d'Haiti)
  • Ron Nicholson, Member and Past Vice-President (BC Black History Awareness Society)
  • Kwezi Rutega, Vice-President of External Affairs (UBC Africa Awareness Initiative)
  • Craig Smith, Board Chair and President (Black Cultural Society for Nova Scotia)
  • Agang Tema, Global Lounge Representative (UBC Africa Awareness Initiative)
  • Towela Tembo, Vice-President of External Affairs (UBC Africa Awareness Initiative)
  • Marjorie Villefranche, Director General (La Maison d'Haiti)
  • Michelle Williams, Professor, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University (As an Individual)
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 11:29 AM
  • Louise Bradley, President and Chief Executive Officer (Mental Health Commission of Canada)
  • Anne-Marie Hourigan, Director, Board of Directors of MHCC and Retired Judge of the Ontario Court of Justice (Mental Health Commission of Canada)
Monday, October 2, 2017 at 4:02 PM
  • Jean-Nicolas Beuze, UNHCR Representative in Canada (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees)
  • Don Bobiash, Assistant Deputy Minister, Asia Pacific (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Ian Burchett, Director General, Southeast Asia (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Zaw Wai Kyaw, Founding President and Coordinator (Canadian Burma Ethnic Nationalities Organization)
  • François Lafrenière, Director, Myanmar and Philippines Development Division (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Pri Lwan, Secretary (Canadian Burma Ethnic Nationalities Organization)
  • Robert McDougall, Executive Director, South Asia (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Stephen Salewicz, Director General, International Humanitarian Assistance Operations (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Matthew Smith, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer (Fortify Rights)
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 11:33 AM
  • Nayem Uddin Ahmed, Minister (High Commission for the People's Republic of Bangladesh)
  • Anwar Arkani, President (Rohingya Association of Canada)
  • Farida Deif, Canada Director (Human Rights Watch)
  • Kevin Malseed, Program Manager, Burma (Inter Pares)
  • Alex Neve, Secretary General (Amnesty International Canada)
  • His Excellency Mizanur Rahman, High Commissioner (High Commission for the People's Republic of Bangladesh)
  • Ahmed Ramadan, Outreach Coordinator (Justice for All – Burmese Task Force)
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 11:35 AM
  • Christopher Pullen, Director, Environmental Advisory Services (Export Development Canada)
Study on the issues relating to the human rights of prisoners in the correctional system
(2016-12-15) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 6:05 PM
  • Renee Acoby (As an Individual)
  • Wendy Bariteau (As an Individual)
  • Siu Man (Sherman) Chan, Co-Chair (Correctional Service Canada Regional Ethnocultural Advisory Committee)
  • Dylan Cohen (B.C. Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition)
  • Aaron Devor, Founder and Inaugural Chair in Transgender Studies; Founder and Academic Director of the Transgender Archives; Professor of Sociology, University of Victoria (As an Individual)
  • Rubinder Dhanu, Lawyer, Dhanu Dhaliwal Law Group (South Asian Bar Association of B.C.)
  • Gillian Gough, Regional Advocate (Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies)
  • Alison Granger-Brown, Independent Co-Investigator (Collaborating Centre for Prison Health and Education)
  • Seamus Heffernan, Manager, Office of Jati Sidhu, M.P. for Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon (As an Individual)
  • Jennifer Metcalfe, Prisoners' Legal Services (West Coast Prison Justice Society)
  • Kenneth Peterson (As an Individual)
  • Alia Pieriwi (As an Individual)
  • Eddie Rouse (As an Individual)
  • Marian Zadra (As an Individual)
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 6:08 PM
  • Sue Coatham, Parole Officer Supervisor, Calgary Area Parole Office (Correctional Service Canada)
  • Travis Dugas (As an Individual)
  • Chris Hay, Executive Director (John Howard Society of Alberta)
  • Clare McNab, Retired, Warden of Okimaw Ohci Healing Lodge and former Deputy Warden of Bowden Institution, Correctional Service Canada (As an Individual)
  • Maria Morales (Correctional Service Canada Regional Ethnocultural Advisory Committee)
  • Lisa Neve (As an Individual)
  • Anoush Newman (Correctional Service Canada Regional Ethnocultural Advisory Committee)
  • Arthur Noskey, Grand Chief (Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta)
  • Toni Sinclair, , Elizabeth Fry Society of Edmonton (As an Individual)
Monday, March 26, 2018 at 6:05 PM
  • Bernadette Hamilton-Reid (As an Individual)
  • Reverend Mark Colley (Word in Action Ministry International)
  • Heather Finn-Vincent, Parole Officer, Correctional Service Canada (As an Individual)
  • Theresa Halfkenny, Chair, Atlantic Region, Correctional Service Canada (Regional Ethnocultural Advisory Committee)
  • Ifo Ikede (As an Individual)
  • Adelina Iftene, Assistant Professor, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University (As an Individual)
  • El Jones, , Nancy's Chair in Women's Studies, Mount Saint Vincent University (As an Individual)
  • Archibald Kaiser, Professor, Schulich School of Law and Department of Psychiatry, Dalhousie University (As an Individual)
  • Treena Smith (As an Individual)
  • The Honourable Pamela Williams, Chief Judge, Provincial and Family Courts of Nova Scotia (As an Individual)
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 11:37 AM
  • Vince Calderhead, Lawyer, Pink Larkin (As an Individual)
  • Emma Halpern, Executive Director (Elizabeth Fry Society of Mainland Nova Scotia)
  • Claire McNeil, Lawyer, Dalhousie Legal Aid Service, Dalhousie University (As an Individual)
  • Fred Sanford, Vice President (John Howard Society of Nova Scotia)
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 11:34 AM
  • Natalie Charles, Former Federal Prisoner (As an Individual)
  • Denise Edwards, Former Federal Prisoner (As an Individual)
Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 6:14 PM
  • Tamera Boothe, Intern (Black Community Action Network of Peel)
  • Sophia Brown Ramsay, Vice-Chair and Manager, Community Development, Black Community Action Network of Peel (Regional Ethnocultural Advisory Committee)
  • Chris Cowie, Executive Director (Community Justice Initiatives)
  • Rod Friesen, Coordinator, Restorative Justice Program (Mennonite Central Committee Canada)
  • Savannah Gentile, Director, Advocacy and Legal Issues (Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies)
  • Halina (Lin) Haag, PhD Student, Faculty of Social Work, Wilfrid Laurier University and Researcher, Acquired Brain Injury Research Lab, University of Toronto (As an Individual)
  • Ambreen Jamil, Intern (Black Community Action Network of Peel)
  • Winston LaRose, President and Member (Jane-Finch Concerned Citizens Organization and Regional Ethnocultural Advisory Committee)
  • Julie Thompson, Director, Community Relations (Community Justice Initiatives)
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 11:30 AM
  • Erin Courtland, Policy and Research Analyst (Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada)
  • Sofia Scichilone, Manager, Investigations (Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada)
  • Daniel Therrien, Privacy Commissioner of Canada (Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada)
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 11:29 AM
  • Louise Bradley, President and Chief Executive Officer (Mental Health Commission of Canada)
  • Anne-Marie Hourigan, Director, Board of Directors of MHCC and Retired Judge of the Ontario Court of Justice (Mental Health Commission of Canada)
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 11:30 AM
  • Michael Ferguson, Auditor General of Canada (Office of the Auditor General of Canada)
  • Carol McCalla, Principal (Office of the Auditor General of Canada)
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 11:32 AM
  • Dr. Brad Booth, Vice President (Canadian Academy of Psychiatry and the Law)
  • Dr. J. Paul Fedoroff, Director, Sexual Behaviours Clinic (Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre)
  • Nancy Lockwood, Program Manager, Fetal Alcohol Resource Program (Citizen Advocacy Ottawa)
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 11:31 AM
  • Matthew Boissonneault, Research Student (African Canadian Legal Clinic)
  • Jacques Kanku, Project coordinator (Afro-Canadian Center of Wellness and Prevention of Alberta)
  • Luketa M'Pindou, Executive Director (Alliance Jeunesse-Famille de l'Alberta Society)
  • Tamara Thomas, Policy and Research Lawyer (African Canadian Legal Clinic)
  • Robert Wright (As an Individual)
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 11:34 AM
  • Roderick Brereton, Director, Founder (Urban Rez Solutions)
  • Farley Flex, Director, Founder (Urban Rez Solutions)
  • Aundre Green-Telfer, Managing Director, Ethnocultural Programs and Services
  • Maxcine Telfer, Director General (Audmax Inc.)
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 11:34 AM
  • Mary E. Campbell, Sentencing and Corrections Expert (Former Director General, Corrections and Conditional Release, Public Safety Canada) (As an Individual)
  • Janet-Sue Hamilton, Retired, Warden, Edmonton Institution for Women (As an Individual)
  • Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Vice-President Human Resources & Equity and Professor of Criminology and Sociolegal Studies, University of Toronto (As an Individual)
  • Nancy Wrenshall (As an Individual)
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 11:37 AM
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 11:28 AM
  • Marcella Daye, Senior Policy Advisor, Policy, Research and International Division (Canadian Human Rights Commission)
  • Fiona Keith, Legal Counsel, Legal Services Division (Canadian Human Rights Commission)
  • Marie-Claude Landry, Chief Commissioner (Canadian Human Rights Commission)
  • Tabatha Tranquilla, Senior Policy Advisor, Policy, Research and International Division (Canadian Human Rights Commission)
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 11:30 AM
  • Amanda George (As an Individual)
  • Debbie Kilroy (As an Individual)
  • Stuart Wuttke, General Counsel (Assembly of First Nations)
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 11:31 AM
  • Kim Beaudin, National Vice-Chief (Congress of Aboriginal Peoples)
  • Michelle Mann-Rempel, Lawyer/Consultant (As an Individual)
  • Shane Partridge (As an Individual)
Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 6:51 PM
  • Rene Callahan-St John (As an Individual)
  • Parker Finley (As an Individual)
  • Pharaoh Hamid Freeman, Executive Director (DESTA Black Youth Network)
  • Ruth Gagnon, Director General (Elizabeth Fry Society of Quebec)
  • Isabelle Parent, President of the Board of Directors (Relais Famille)
  • Kim Parisé, Coordinator (Relais Famille)
  • Will Prosper (DESTA Black Youth Network)
  • Maggie Smith (As an Individual)
Monday, May 15, 2017 at 6:10 PM
  • Lawrence DaSilva, Former Federal Prisoner (John Howard Society of Canada)
  • Sean Ellacott, LL.B., Director, Prison Law Clinic, Faculty of Law, Queen's University (As an Individual)
  • Margaret Holland, Ontario Co-ordinator, Visitor Resource Centres (Canadian Families and Corrections Network)
  • Julie Langan (As an Individual)
  • Catherine Latimer, Executive Director (John Howard Society of Canada)
  • Katheryn Wabegijig (As an Individual)
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 11:30 AM
  • Michael Ferguson, Auditor General of Canada (Office of the Auditor General of Canada)
  • Teneisha Green, Masters student, Department of Criminology, University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
  • Jasmine Hébert, Masters student, Department of Criminology, University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
  • Ana Kovacic, Masters student, Department of Criminology, University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
  • Carol McCalla, Principal (Office of the Auditor General of Canada)
  • Justin Piché, Associate Professor, Department of Criminology, University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 11:34 AM
  • Anita Desai, Executive Director (St. Leonard's Society of Canada)
  • Suzanne Brisebois, Director General, Policy & Operations (Parole Board of Canada)
  • Michelle Van De Bogart, Regional Director General, Prairies Region (Parole Board of Canada)
  • Rick Sauvé, Lifeline In-Reach Worker, Collaborative Lifeline Program (St. Leonard's Society of Canada)
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 11:35 AM
  • Christopher Pullen, Director, Environmental Advisory Services (Export Development Canada)
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 11:31 AM
  • Bonnie Brayton, National Executive Director (DisAbled Women's Network of Canada)
  • Sarah Turnbull, Lecturer in Criminology, School of Law, University of London (As an Individual)
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 11:38 AM
  • Anthony Doob, Professor Emeritus of Criminology, Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies, University of Toronto (As an Individual)
  • Akwasi Owusu-Bempah, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Toronto (As an Individual)
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 11:34 AM
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 11:32 AM
  • Jason Godin, National President (UCCO-SACC-CSN)
  • Ivan Zinger, Correctional Investigator (Office of the Correctional Investigator of Canada)
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 11:30 AM
  • Kelley Blanchette, Deputy Commissioner for Women
  • Lawrence DaSilva, Former Federal Prisoner (John Howard Society of Canada)
  • Anne Kelly, Senior Deputy Commissioner (Correctional Service Canada)
  • Catherine Latimer, Executive Director (John Howard Society of Canada)
  • Diana Majury, President (Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies)
  • Larry Motiuk, Assistant Commissioner, Policy
  • Alia Pierini, Regional Advocate (Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies)
  • Jennifer Wheatley, Assistant Commissioner, Health Services
Government Response to the fourth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights, entitled: The Forgotten Many: Human Rights and North Korean Defectors, tabled in the Senate on June 20, 2016.
(2016-11-15)
Study on steps being taken to facilitate the integration of newly-arrived Syrian refugees and to address the challenges they are facing, including by the various levels of government, private sponsors and non-governmental organizations
(2016-04-14) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 11:36 AM
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 11:13 AM
  • Reverend Brian Cornelius, Chair of the Finance Committee, First United Church (United Church of Canada)
  • Dawn Edlund, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Operations (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
  • Catherine Fleming, Outreach (Ottawa Centre Refugee Action)
  • Bruce Grundison, Senior Director (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
  • Andrew Harvey (Ottawa Centre Refugee Settlement Group)
  • Angela Keller-Herzog, Core Organizer (Ottawa Centre Refugee Action)
  • Dr. Asmat Khan (As an Individual)
  • Ümit Kiziltan, Acting Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic and Program Policy (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
  • Corinne Prince St-Amand, Director General, Integration and Foreign Credentials Referrals Office (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
  • Saleem Spindari, Manager, Refugee Settlement Support Projects, Family and Settlement Services (MOSAIC)
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 11:32 AM
  • Vu minh Khanh, Human Rights Advocate (As an Individual)
  • Evelyn Puxley, Director, South East Asia and Oceania Relations Division (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Hoi Trinh, Executive Director (VOICE Canada)
Monday, May 30, 2016 at 9:03 AM
  • Witness 3 (As an Individual)
  • Witness 4 (As an Individual)
  • Witness 5 (As an Individual)
  • Witness 6 (As an Individual)
  • Zena Al Hamdan, Programs Manager (Arab Community Centre of Toronto)
  • Mario J. Calla, Executive Director (COSTI Immigrant Services)
  • Bayan Khatib, Board Member and Head of the Social Committee (Syrian Canadian Foundation)
  • Dr. Meb Rashid, Medical Director, Crossroads Clinic, Women’s College Hospital and Assistant Professor, DFCM, University of Toronto (As an Individual)
  • Muhammad Rehan, General Manager (Muslim Welfare Centre of Toronto)
  • Malaz Sebai, Board Director (Lifeline Syria)
  • Alexander Vadala, Senior Coordinator, Policy & Research (Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants)
  • Annette Wilde, refugee sponsor (As an Individual)
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 11:34 AM
  • The Honourable John McCallum, P.C., M.P., Minister (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
  • Michael Casasola, Resettlement Officer (United Nations High Commissioner to Refugees)
  • Dawn Edlund, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Operations (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
  • David Manicom, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic and Program Policy Sector (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
  • Corinne Prince-St-Amand, Director General, Integration and Foreign Credentials Recognition Office (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 11:33 AM
  • Witness 1 (As an Individual)
  • Witness 2 (As an Individual)
  • Gerry Mills, Director, Operations (Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia)
  • Louisa Taylor, Director (Refugee 613)
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 12:05 PM
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