In Committee from the Senate of Canada

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In Committee from the Senate of Canada - Social Affairs, Science and Technology - November 6, 2014

Senators discuss a measure in the budget implementation bill (C-43) that will could impact the income security of refugee claimants. Division 5 of Part 1 amends the Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act to allow provinces to impose residency requirements for access to social assistance for refugee claimants and other people without permanent status in Canada. The Act currently prohibits any minimum period of residency requirement for access to social assistance benefits.
Marie Chen, lawyer for the Income Security Advocacy Centre, and Janet Dench, executive director of the Canadian Council for Refugees, outline their concerns with the proposed amendment. Senior officials Mark Davidson (Department of Citizenship and Immigration Canada) and Daniel MacDonald (Finance Canada) respond to technical questions from the senators. (November 6, 2014)

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