Citizenship and Immigration (May 9, 2012)
MPs began their clause-by-clause review of Bill C-31, the government’s controversial refugee reform legislation. Senior officials from the Department of Citizenship and Immigration were on hand to answer technical questions about the bill.
During the witness stage of its review, committee members heard testimony from individuals including lawyers, government officials and groups representing refugees.
Shortly before the committee began its clause-by-clause consideration, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney announced amendments would be made to several of the more contentious measures of the bill.
UPDATE: Bill C-31 received royal assent on June 28.