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Citizenship and Immigration committee  I can say we've had a high volume of applications for proof of citizenship. The average annual intake was 55,000 over the past five years. I'm trying to see what the overall increase is. We might have to come back to you with that, Mr. Chair.

May 31st, 2018Committee meeting

Paul MacKinnon

Citizenship and Immigration committee  We can do that, Mr. Chair.

May 31st, 2018Committee meeting

Paul MacKinnon

Citizenship and Immigration committee  Since December 1, 2017, up until May 19, there have been 1,022 asylum claims from Romania.

May 31st, 2018Committee meeting

Paul MacKinnon

Citizenship and Immigration committee  As I think I said last time on this question, the government is not sharing what that line is. There is a threshold in place, but out of respect for the relationship with Romania, the government is not releasing that threshold publicly.

May 31st, 2018Committee meeting

Paul MacKinnon

Citizenship and Immigration committee  We're looking at the policy framework. That should come forth within months.

May 31st, 2018Committee meeting

Paul MacKinnon

Citizenship and Immigration committee  Yes, I should come back with specifics and I'll be happy to do that, to break out exactly where that money is going.

March 19th, 2018Committee meeting

Paul MacKinnon

March 19th, 2018Committee meeting

Paul MacKinnon

Citizenship and Immigration committee  Our minister has commented that the guide will have that term in it. It's yet to be seen exactly how that will be written, but he has stated that the guide will reference—

March 19th, 2018Committee meeting

Paul MacKinnon

Citizenship and Immigration committee  I would need to look at exactly what the minister said, but he did state that it's certainly not going to be pro female genital mutilation when it comes out. We're still finalizing the guide, but it will be there.

March 19th, 2018Committee meeting

Paul MacKinnon

March 19th, 2018Committee meeting

Paul MacKinnon

Citizenship and Immigration committee  No, it's all internal allocation. It's nothing to do with the $300,000 that you see before you on this; it's a totally separate issue.

March 19th, 2018Committee meeting

Paul MacKinnon

Citizenship and Immigration committee  I might ask my colleague to give a sense of what we're doing in Montreal.

March 19th, 2018Committee meeting

Paul MacKinnon

Citizenship and Immigration committee  That's part of a broader strategy led by Status of Women. We're getting $300,000 this year—a total of $1.5 million over five years—primarily targeted at settlement interventions for women across the country. We're talking about gender-based violence supports that exist. That's ge

March 19th, 2018Committee meeting

Paul MacKinnon

Citizenship and Immigration committee  Do you want to jump in on the specifics, David?

March 19th, 2018Committee meeting

Paul MacKinnon

Citizenship and Immigration committee  In terms of completion, we're doing consultations now, including with parliamentarians, and meeting with a number of community groups and experts across the country. In the next number of months we'd be in a position to come out with the new citizenship guide. In terms of cost,

March 19th, 2018Committee meeting

Paul MacKinnon