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Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I am so glad that my colleague mentioned the decade of darkness. Under previous Liberal governments, and the member talked specifically about parents and grandparents, I will reiterate the statistics for him. The previous Liberal government created a backlog of 108,

May 28th, 2018House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Committees of the House  moved: That, the ninth report of the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration presented on Thursday, March 23, 2017 be concurred in. Mr. Speaker, I would like to talk about some important work the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration did earlier in this

May 28th, 2018House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Business of Supply  Mr. Chair, I did not hear an extension of that program for gay Chechen men, so I will give the minister another opportunity to respond. However, first, he just said that his government has a commitment to LGBTQI refugees. That is a passion that I share too. I think that they are

May 24th, 2018House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Business of Supply  Mr. Chair, the figure that the minister just used was $50,000. He just touted $50,000 for LGBTQI refugees. The minister gave $149 million to the government of Quebec to deal with the Roxham Road crisis. He allocated $179 million in this budget to deal with the processing of paper

May 24th, 2018House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Business of Supply  Mr. Chair, will the minister table with the House, in the next week, the number of cases of asylum claims that have been heard by the IRB made by people who have illegally entered Canada from the United States and subsequently claimed asylum since the beginning of 2016?

May 24th, 2018House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Business of Supply  Mr. Chair, I will take that as a no. That is a very important number for parliamentarians to have, and it is unfortunate that the minister has decided not to table that with the House. In fact, I think that is a lack of transparency. I am wondering if the minister is considering

May 24th, 2018House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Business of Supply  Mr. Chair, again, I am not clear on what the minister's policy is on that, but we will move on. I am sure that the career colleges will be disappointed with that response. We have asked a lot of questions in the House, and this is a concern I hope all parliamentarians share, abo

May 24th, 2018House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Business of Supply  Mr. Chair, how many people from countries that have recently had visas lifted—Mexico, Romania, and Bulgaria—been offloaded from planes or been told they could not board?

May 24th, 2018House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Business of Supply  Mr. Chair, the minister just spent some time talking about tourism. I have heard significant concerns from airlines that they are now being required to offload passengers from countries that have had visa exemptions lifted where valid ETAs have been issued. We have seen a spike

May 24th, 2018House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Business of Supply  Mr. Chair, I will just repeat the question because I am not sure the minister has understood it. Airlines are expressing concerns to members of Parliament that they are absorbing costs because the government is issuing electronic authorizations for countries that have had recent

May 24th, 2018House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Business of Supply  Mr. Chair, just to clarify for the minister, I would like him to give this some thought. The issue is that, yes, electronic travel authorizations are being issued, but they are then being rescinded for people who have bought tickets, and they are being rescinded and enforced by a

May 24th, 2018House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Business of Supply  Mr. Chair, can the minister tell the House how many people who have had valid ETAs issued to them from countries that have have recently had visas lifted, meaning Mexico, Romania, and Bulgaria, have subsequently had to be removed on the direction of the CBSA or immigration offici

May 24th, 2018House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Business of Supply  Mr. Chair, June is next week and the minister ostensibly should have been providing feedback to the Minister of Foreign Affairs. What are the objective criteria that the minister is using? Are they things like the amount of investment that is being asked for? Is it new programmin

May 24th, 2018House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Business of Supply  Mr. Chair, the forum of international organizations is a healthy thing. That is why the minister should be telling the House what criteria he is using to select a candidate who is going to be in charge of an international organization that is providing refugee and humanitarian su

May 24th, 2018House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Business of Supply  Mr. Chair, what are the objective criteria?

May 24th, 2018House debate

Michelle RempelConservative