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Foreign Affairs committee  I will answer the first question and ask Ms. McCalla to answer the second. The first question was about a potential bill of rights. It is of course important for the government to be clear about the services offered. Do we need a bill of rights or is there another way of going a

September 17th, 2018Committee meeting

Michael Ferguson

Foreign Affairs committee  As Ms. McCalla says, the department has the discretion to provide that service. We indicated that the type of service that might be provided at one mission will be different from the services provided at another mission. I think it's exactly in these types of situations that they

September 17th, 2018Committee meeting

Michael Ferguson

Foreign Affairs committee  That's one of those things that we really wouldn't question. It's up to the department to decide what the right cycle is. They've determined that 18 months is the right cycle, and we found that they weren't able to do even that. Again, I really think the department would be the o

September 17th, 2018Committee meeting

Michael Ferguson

Foreign Affairs committee  Again, that's primarily because of what's happening with moving from five-year passports to 10-year passports. The charge is $25 per passport—

September 17th, 2018Committee meeting

Michael Ferguson

Foreign Affairs committee  Again, this is the data provided by Global Affairs Canada. This graph is illustrative of their estimate. I'll ask Ms. McCalla to provide the details.

September 17th, 2018Committee meeting

Michael Ferguson

Foreign Affairs committee  We can go back and explore what sort of information we have, first of all. We need to make sure that the information we give you on it would be accurate and then sort out how to do this. We wouldn't be able to provide the information today.

September 17th, 2018Committee meeting

Michael Ferguson

Foreign Affairs committee  That's an issue of government policy and whether the government wants to offer that type of service. What we've said is that the department needs to make sure it communicates as well as possible to Canadians who are travelling or living abroad about what types of services they

September 17th, 2018Committee meeting

Michael Ferguson

Foreign Affairs committee  I believe there is already a way for travellers to register with Global Affairs Canada. However, while there may be some motivation for people to register that they are travelling somewhere, they have, I suppose, less motivation to say they've come back. Sometimes that type of th

September 17th, 2018Committee meeting

Michael Ferguson

Foreign Affairs committee  Even if people are registered, sometimes in the circumstances it can be very difficult to contact them. If you're dealing with a hurricane or an earthquake, it can still be difficult to contact them. That's something that Global Affairs would have to tell you: what types of thi

September 17th, 2018Committee meeting

Michael Ferguson

Foreign Affairs committee  It is hard to explain. Perhaps employees from the department could explain it better. We did find that, in those cases, officers from the department had indeed communicated with the persons directly affected when there were signs of torture. They contacted those persons in a tim

September 17th, 2018Committee meeting

Michael Ferguson

Foreign Affairs committee  We certainly didn't put that type of information in the report. I believe we did indicate that the department received, I believe, 5,000 requests for information. I'm just trying to find that—

September 17th, 2018Committee meeting

Michael Ferguson

Foreign Affairs committee  —and they responded very quickly to the requests they did get.

September 17th, 2018Committee meeting

Michael Ferguson

Foreign Affairs committee  I will start, and then Ms. McCalla can answer about standards. In paragraph 19 of our report, we particularly indicate that during Irma and Maria, which we say damaged 16 countries and territories—and we don't have the number of Canadians affected—the Emergency Watch and Respons

September 17th, 2018Committee meeting

Michael Ferguson

Foreign Affairs committee  First, you gave a good overview of the problem. There are indeed problems with initial contact, that is, the way detained persons are contacted, and as to the training of officers in the department. We made some recommendations. In paragraph 52, we made the following recommenda

September 17th, 2018Committee meeting

Michael Ferguson

Foreign Affairs committee  Thank you, Mr. Chair. I think there are a few aspects to that. Number one, as we said, is understanding the volume of transactions at each mission, and then having a way of making sure that the resources available are assigned to deal with those. Some of the cases that cause the

September 17th, 2018Committee meeting

Michael Ferguson