Updated: Jan 13, 2022
New members of the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration (CIMM) who will monitor immigration-related federal policies have been chosen for the 44th parliamentary session.
The committee consists of 12 elected Members of Parliament (MPs) from every political party. These are:
Shafquat Ali - Liberal Party, Member of Parliament (MP) for the Brampton Centre constituency in Ontario
Alexis Brunelle-Duceppe - Bloc Québécois, Member of Parliament for Lac-Saint-Jean constituency in Quebec
Sukh Dhaliwal - Liberal Party, MP for Surrey-Newton in British Columbia
Fayçal El-Khoury - Liberal Party, MP for laval-Les Îles in Quebec
Rosemarie Falk - Conservative Party, MP for Battlefords—Lloydminster in Saskatchewan
Jasraj singh Hallan - Conservative Party, MP for Calgary Forest Lawn in Alberta
Arielle Kayabaga - Liberal Party, MP for London West in Ontario
Jenny Kwan - NDP, MP for Vancouver East in British Columbia
Marie-France lalonde - Liberal Party, MP for Orléans in Ontario
Brad Redekopp - Conservative Party, MP for Saskatoon West in Saskatchewan
Kyle Seeback - Conservative Party, MP for Dufferin—Caledon in Ontario
Salma Zahid - Liberal Party, MP for Scarborough Centre in Ontario
CIMM oversees matters relating to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) and closely monitors how these institutions are operating, following their mandates, and getting managed. The Standing Committee also examines policies and backlogs on immigration, as well as their objectives and effectiveness.