COW – Citizenship and Immigration – June 10, 2021

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Table of Contents

Opening Statement

Minister’s Opening Statement

Bill C-8

  1. Oath Wording
  2. Scope of Proposed Changes to the Oath
  3. Collaboration and Engagements
  4. Citizenship Guide and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action 93
  5. Section 35 of the Constitution Act 1982 - Background
  6. Truth and Reconciliation: Call to Action 17 and other Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada initiatives
  7. Citizenship and Passport

Issues of Interest to the Senate

  1. Potential Discretionary Grant – Raif Badawi
  2. Senate public bills s-204 and s-230

Other Departmental Issues

  1. Supplementary Estimates (A), 2021-2022
  2. Budget 2021
  3. Meeting levels 2021: economic pathways
  4. Status of Operations, Programs and Services
  5. Impact on Processing
  6. Transformations and innovations in lines of business
  7. Travel Restrictions and Exemption
  8. Asylum, Border Restrictions and STCA
  9. Temporary Foreign Workers: Permits, Processing, Facilitation
  10. Caregivers
  11. Family Reunification and Compassionate Exemptions
  12. Refugees and Resettlement
  13. Guardian Angels (Refugee Claimants Working on the Front Lines)
  14. International Students
  15. Quebec Immigration
  16. Francophone Immigration
  17. Modernization of the Official Languages Act
  18. Settlement and Integration
  19. Immigration and Citizenship Consultants
  20. Canada-China Issues
  21. Human Rights Defenders
  22. Visa Application Centres
  23. Data Breaches and Privacy Breaches
  24. Temporary to permanent residence pathways

Bill C-8 Reference Materials

  1. Parliamentary Context
  2. APPA Member Biographies
  3. SOCI Member Biographies
  4. Copy of Bill C-8
  5. Prior attempts to change the Oath of Citizenship
  6. Truth and Reconciliation Commission Implementation
  7. Tk'emlups te Secwépemc/Kamloops Indian Residential School site
  8. Truth and Reconciliation Commission Implementation (All CTA’s)
  9. Canadian citizenship guide content: Comparison of current and new draft

Other Reference Materials

  1. Data Dashboard
  2. Hong Kong
  3. Special measures in response to Ukraine international airlines disaster (flight PS752)
  4. NHL Playoffs and Calgary Stampede
  5. Summary of Engagement on [redacted]
  6. StatCan Report – Early impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on immigrant populations

Back Pocket Notes

  1. Levels 2021
  2. Third-Party Vendors
  3. Rural Municipalities and New Immigration Study
  4. Atlantic Immigration Pilot Overview
  5. Access to Information
  6. Backgrounder on Rural Communities and Immigration
  7. Additional Information – Consultations and Engagements
  8. National housing strategy
  9. Bill S-215

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