With regard to the supplementary estimates (A),
no amount is identified in the agency's supplementary estimates (A) for
our national immigration framework for detentions.
I think as you know, Mr. Chair, our minister did announce a $138-million investment in the national immigration framework for detentions. That announcement includes funding that will enable us to build new federal national immigration detention facilities in British Columbia as well as in the province of Quebec, in addition to the immigration holding centre that we have in Toronto.
The objective of the framework also includes the ability to have fewer people in detention relative to what we have today, because part of the investment also deals with having alternatives to detention that we could pursue as a federal agency. These would help us reduce the number of people that we would have in detention. That would also, by extension, then result in fewer people having to be held in provincial correctional facilities.
That is part of the package that was announced last year as part of the national immigration framework for detentions.