Social Affairs, Science and Technology – May 8, 2014

In Committee from the Senate of Canada

Social Affairs, Science and Technology – May 8, 2014

Senators discuss Division 20 of Part 6 of the budget bill which amends the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and the Economic Action Plan 2013 Act, No. 2. Arthur Sweetman, appearing as an individual, believes that the program of reform that Canada’s immigration system is undergoing is necessary. Corinne Pohlmann, senior vice president, national affairs, at the Canadian Federation of Independent Business focuses her remarks on the expression of interest system from the perspective of small and medium sized companies. CFIB’s 109,000 members reflect the regional and economic diversity of Canada. (May 8, 2014) UPDATE: Bill C-31 received royal assent on June 19.