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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Human Rights

Second Session, Thirty-ninth Parliament, 2007-08

Chair: The Honourable A. RAYNELL ANDREYCHUK


Monday, April 7, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008

Issue No. 4

First meeting on:
Bill C-280, An Act to Amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
(coming into force of sections 110, 111 and 171)

and

First meeting on:
Bill S-218, An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and to enact certain other measures,
in order to provide assistance and protection to victims of human trafficking

and

Future business of the committee (in camera)


WITNESSES:

Monday, April 14, 2008

Senate of Canada:

The Honourable Gerard A. Phalen, sponsor of the bill;

Carolyn Hume, Policy Advisor to Senator Phalen.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada:

Brenna MacNeil, Director, Social Policy and Programs, Immigration Branch;

Robert Mundie, Director, Strategic Priorities Division, Strategic Policy Branch.

Health Canada:

Cindy Moriarty, Director, Bureau of Women's Health and Gender Based Analysis.

Canadian Council for Refugees:

Janet Dench, Executive Director;

Loly Rico, Chair, Anti-Trafficking Subcommittee.

As an individual (by video conference):

Benjamin Perrin, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Senate of Canada:

The Honourable Yoine Goldstein, sponsor of the bill.

House of Commons:

Nicole Demers, M.P. (Laval).

Citizenship and Immigration Canada:

Andrea Lyon, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic and Program Policy;

Dick Graham, Acting Director General, Refugees Branch.

Canada Border Services Agency:

Susan Kramer, Director, Inland Enforcement.

Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada:

Jean Bélanger, Director General, Corporate Planning and Services Branch;

Geoff Zerr, Director, Policy and Procedures;

François Guilbault, Acting Senior General Counsel.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable A. Raynell Andreychuk, Chair

The Honourable Mobina S. B. Jaffer, Deputy Chair

and

The Honourable Senators:

Dallaire, Di Nino, Goldstein, *Hervieux-Payette, P.C. (or Tardif), Jaffer, *LeBreton, P.C. (or Comeau), Oliver, Poy, Trenholme Counsell

*Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)

Changes in membership of the committee:

Pursuant to rule 85(4), membership of the committee was amended as follows:

The name of the Honourable Senator Poy substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Goldstein (April 2, 2008).

The name of the Honourable Senator Di Nino substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Kinsella (April 24, 2008).

The name of the Honourable Senator Trenholme Counsell substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Munson (April 28, 2008).

The name of the Honourable Senator Goldstein substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Lovelace Nicholas (April 28, 2008).