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COVID-19 Pandemic and Other Matters  Mr. Speaker, I am sure that those who are refugees would like that exploration to be done expeditiously. What measures are being taken to reassess our relationship with the People's Republic of China, given new evidence from the Associated Press of forceful population

July 8th, 2020House debate

David SweetConservative

COVID-19 Pandemic and Other Matters   rescinded the extradition treaty with Hong Kong. Could the government tell us what other steps it is taking to assist the 300,000 Canadians in Hong Kong and open the door to Hong Kong refugees?

July 8th, 2020House debate

David SweetConservative

Procedure and House Affairs committee   and that the witnesses—in this case, it was four senior officials and the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship—could not be physically present in the room.

July 6th, 2020Committee meeting

Christine NormandinBloc

Bill S-214 An Act to amend the Criminal Records Act, to make consequential amendments to other Acts and to repeal a regulation

National Defence Act43 Income Tax Act43 Income Tax Act44 DNA Identification Act44 DNA Identification Act45 Immigration and Refugee Protection Act45 Immigration and Refugee Protection Act46 Youth Criminal Justice Act46 Youth Criminal Justice Act50 Pardon Services Fees Order50 Pardon

June 25th, 2020
Bill

Human Resources committee   selection. First is regularization of immigration status, and I know that you heard from Mr. Hassan before me. Canada has a large and growing population with precarious immigration status living and working here. That includes refused refugee claimants from Haiti working in long-term

June 22nd, 2020Committee meeting

Debbie Douglas

Human Resources committee   was speaking with an immigration lawyer who recently helped a refugee gain protected person status in Canada. The refugee was a very well-regarded heart surgeon from Colombia who was fluent in both official languages, English and French. However, because of the manner in which this refugee

June 22nd, 2020Committee meeting

Robert Falconer

Human Resources committee  Like any other permanent resident in the country who comes from across the country. Three hundred thousand people get permanent residency each year. They land without a job offer. They get PR. We do that even with refugees, some refugees, not others. There is a permanent system

June 22nd, 2020Committee meeting

Syed Hussan

Human Resources committee   have investigated as a researcher in immigration and refugee policy, and with which I have also had personal experience. My own father was a refugee from Chile, giving me the opportunity to improve and maintain my own fluency in Spanish, which led to summer jobs during my

June 22nd, 2020Committee meeting

Robert Falconer

Citizenship and Immigration committee  Thank you for the question and for foreshadowing what should be a happy day, because we should all be proud of Canada's contributions. Concretely, first and foremost, we have continued to help resettle refugees and asylum seekers, notwithstanding the challenges of the pandemic

June 17th, 2020Committee meeting

Marco MendicinoLiberal

Human Resources committee   to when we bring in convention refugees, for example. They are permanent residents on arrival. Those are the conversations we need to be looking at right now.

June 22nd, 2020Committee meeting

Debbie Douglas

Human Resources committee   to immigrants and refugees who are here. Expanding the family reunification class makes absolute sense. Expanding it to siblings but also to children over age 22 is what I would suggest.

June 22nd, 2020Committee meeting

Debbie Douglas

Human Resources committee  I think we need to be very careful that we don't demonize and stigmatize folks who needed to access the CERB program, especially those who are immigrants, refugees or other migrants, and especially those who are racialized. Bill C-17 sounds very punitive. Our concern

June 22nd, 2020Committee meeting

Debbie Douglas

Human Resources committee   reopen and begin to look at some of the economic numbers, especially employment numbers, we know historically that racialized folks, and particularly those who are immigrants and refugees, will begin to be blamed. That's why it is so important for governments at all levels

June 22nd, 2020Committee meeting

Debbie Douglas

Human Resources committee   in the past in terms of supporting refugees and newcomers. I want to thank you for your advocacy. Back in March, OCASI posted six recommendations about how to protect all workers, including newcomers and permanent residents, during COVID-19. With the introduction of CERB—and we know

June 22nd, 2020Committee meeting

Han DongLiberal

Human Resources committee  For all temporary foreign workers, all international students and all refugees, basically a single-tier immigration system.... Any multi-tier system where you are in a system of temporariness for a few years means there's exploitation in those years, and if there are exceptions

June 22nd, 2020Committee meeting

Syed Hussan