Good morning, everyone. This is the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration, meeting no. 79, Tuesday, May 29, 2013. This meeting is televised.
The committee was asked on May 7 by the Standing Committee on Finance to consider the subject matter of clauses 167 to 168 of Bill C-60, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 21, 2013 and other measures which amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.
Mr. Rajotte, the chairman of the finance committee, has invited this committee to provide recommendations, including any amendments, no later than nine o'clock on May 27. That's next Monday.
Please note that other clauses in division 9 of Bill C-60 will amend the IRPA, but these will be considered by the Standing Committee on Human Resources. Clauses 170 to 172 in division 10 of Bill C-60, which amend the Citizenship Act, are also before this committee.
We have before us members of the department to answer any questions or comments made by members of the committee.
Good morning to all of you.
Ms. Melis, good morning to you. I believe you are going to introduce your colleagues.
You have the floor.