Social Affairs, Science and Technology – May 29, 2015

In Committee from the Senate of Canada

Social Affairs, Science and Technology – May 29, 2015

Representatives from the Canadian Civil Liberties Association and government officials discuss the budget bill’s changes to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act that would expand the collection of biometric information.

Sukanya Pillay (general counsel and executive director) and Brenda McPhail (director, privacy, technology and surveillance project) outline the CCLA’s concerns with the proposed amendments.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada officials Chris Gregory and Brenna MacNeil, Brendan Heffernan from the RCMP and Andrew Lawrence with the Canadian Border Services Agency provide technical details on the amendments. (May 29, 2015) UPDATE: Bill C-59 received royal assent on June 23.