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

Issue No. 16 - Minutes of Proceedings - February 15, 2017


OTTAWA, Wednesday, February 15, 2017
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[English]

The Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology met this day at 4:16 p.m., in room 2, Victoria Building, the chair, the Honourable Kelvin Kenneth Ogilvie, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Cormier, Eggleton, P.C., Frum, Hartling, Jaffer, Lankin, P.C., Mégie, Meredith, Neufeld, Ogilvie, Omidvar, Raine, Seidman and Stewart Olsen (14).

In attendance: Sonya Norris, Analyst, Parliamentary Information and Research Services, Library of Parliament; Mireille LaForge, Procedural Clerk, Senate Committees Directorate.

Also present: The official reporters of the Senate.

Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Thursday, December 15, 2016, the committee began its consideration of Bill C-6, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act and to make consequential amendments to another Act.

WITNESSES:

Canadian Bar Association:

Barbara J. Caruso, Vice-Chair, Immigration Law Section;

Kathleen Terroux, Lawyer, Legislation and Law Reform.

Barreau du Québec:

Réa Hawi, Lawyer, Secretariat of the Order and Legal Affairs;

Hugues Langlais, President, Immigration and Citizenship Committee.

As an individual:

Audrey Macklin, Professor of Law, University of Toronto (by video conference).

Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs:

Noah Shack, Director, Policy.

The chair made a statement.

Ms. Terroux, Ms. Caruso, Ms. Hawi and Mr. Langlais each made a statement and answered questions.

At 5:13 p.m., the committee suspended.

At 5:15 p.m., the committee resumed.

Ms. Macklin and Mr. Shack each made a statement and answered questions.

At 6:16 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.

ATTEST:

Shaila Anwar

Clerk of the Committee

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