/ Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
December 17, 2001 - Joe Fontana, MP (London North Center),
Chair of the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration today announced
that the Committee will conduct a study on Regulations established under the
Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.
The Committee conducted extensive public consultations on Bill C-11
before it became the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. In light of testimony received during their
cross-country hearings, the Committee members want to review the Regulations before
they are published in the Official Gazette of Canada.
package (Parts 1 to 17) includes provisions relating to temporary foreign
workers, students, the examination of persons seeking entry, the Permanent
Resident Card, residency obligations, the selection of skilled workers and
business immigrants, temporary resident permits, the family class and
sponsorship, refugee and humanitarian protection programs, the pre-removal risk
assessment, inadmissibility, detention and release and the making, effect and
enforcement of removal orders.
During the course of
its study, the Committee will invite a number of selected witnesses and
organisations who have already appeared on Bill C-11. The review of the Regulations will begin on January 29,2002 and a
report is expected to be tabled in the House of Commons on Friday February 8,