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Public Accounts committee   concluded that in cases showing evidence of criminality at the time the individual made a refugee claim, officers were aware of that information and factored it into their decision-making. We can confirm that none of these individuals represented a threat to Canada and Canadians

May 28th, 2019Committee meeting

John Ossowski

Citizenship and Immigration committee  The commitment that we have as a government to provide due process to those who are seeking protection is very important. It's a priority that we have. It's very unfortunate to see that the Ontario government has cut legal aid funding for immigrants and refugees. Historically

May 29th, 2019Committee meeting

Ahmed HussenLiberal

Finance committee  Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. This is a letter dated May 17, 2019, addressed to you, Mr. Chair. It reads as follows: Finance Committee Chair Easter, I write to you today as the NDP Critic for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, in response to your invitation

May 27th, 2019Committee meeting

Jenny KwanNDP

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship  Mr. Speaker, 27 migrant workers spent up to $5,000 to come to Canada for a job that never materialized. They signed an employment contract with Golden Eagle Farms, which is part of the Aquilini empire. They have valid employer-specific permits. It has been over six months, and th

June 6th, 2019House debate

Jenny KwanNDP

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship  Mr. Speaker, I thank the member opposite for her passion for the equal treatment of all workers in Canada, no matter where they come from. Temporary foreign workers are entitled to the exact same protections and rights as every Canadian, and I am aware of the recent reports regar

June 6th, 2019House debate

Patty HajduLiberal

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship  Mr. Speaker, in 2015, the Prime Minister asked us to show some compassion and generosity and welcome Syrian families. We would like him to show the same compassion for Nour Mohammad, a 22-year-old Syrian woman who is stranded alone in Libya, far away from her eight brothers and s

June 6th, 2019House debate

Brigitte SansoucyNDP

Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee   Centre in Kigali. The centre has enabled tens of thousands of Burundian refugees in the country to access health care, including psychosocial support for trauma survivors, and to participate in training and vocational programs. Congratulations, Ms. Barankiste. [Applause]

June 6th, 2019Committee meeting

The ChairLiberal

Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee  . In 2015, Ms. Barankitse fled to Rwanda following the outbreak of a political crisis, and Maison Shalom was closed by government decree. In 2017, she opened the Oasis of Peace Community Centre in Kigali. The centre has been helping Burundian refugees in Rwanda, who form a community

June 6th, 2019Committee meeting

The ChairLiberal

Human Resources committee  Thank you, Mr. Chair. Mr. Ricard, I'd like to come back to an observation you made about Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. In 2012, the department closed many offices that were open to the public. That was the case in Sherbrooke, where I'm from. I mention the name

June 6th, 2019Committee meeting

Pierre-Luc DusseaultNDP

Human Resources committee  Thank you. On this report itself, can you comment on the responses you've had from departments? When you say to a department that they are flat out.... I quote: The call centre for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada did not have a [time lines] target. This call

June 6th, 2019Committee meeting

Pat KellyConservative

Human Resources committee  Mr. Chair, thank you for this opportunity to present the results of our recent audit report on call centres. Joining me today are Jean Goulet and Joanna Murphy, who were responsible for the audit. In this audit we looked at the call centres of Immigration, Refugees

June 6th, 2019Committee meeting

Sylvain Ricard

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, the second petition is in support of persecuted minorities in Afghanistan, in particular the Hindu and Sikh minorities. The petitioners call on the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship to use the powers granted to him to create a special program to help

June 6th, 2019House debate

Garnett GenuisConservative

Petitions  Petition number eight, Mr. Speaker, is also about the issue of Afghan minorities, especially the Hindu and Sikh communities in Afghanistan. The petitioners are calling on the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship and the Minister of Foreign Affairs to take action

June 6th, 2019House debate

Garnett GenuisConservative

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I rise to present two petitions today. One is in favour of Bill C-350 and Bill C-240, which would amend the Criminal Code and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act to prohibit human trafficking in organs and people travelling to get organ transfers.

June 6th, 2019House debate

Paul ManlyGreen

Petitions   is in the House of Commons and Bill S-240 is in the Senate, therefore the petitioners urge the Parliament of Canada to move quickly on the proposed legislation so as to amend the Criminal Code and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act to protect Canadians from travelling abroad to acquire

June 6th, 2019House debate

Jim EglinskiConservative