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
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.
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
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
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.
Clerk of the Committee