Representatives from Citizenship and Immigration, Canadian Heritage, and Health Canada defend their respective department’s request for funding in the 2014-2015 main estimates.
Citizenship and Immigration’s Tony Matson, Catrina Tapley, and Paul Armstrong discuss the need for more funding to tackle the backlog of citizenship applications. Canadian Heritage’s Colleen Swords and Robert Hertzog speak on the funding for the 2015 Pan and Parapan American Games and preparations for Canada’s 150th anniversary in 2017. Health Canada’s Jamie Tibbetts and Sony Perron present the funding increases for health care programs in First Nations and Inuit communities. (April 29, 2014)