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  • Arisnel Mesidor, M.A., RCIC

The 12 members of the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration was named in Ottawa

Updated: Jan 13


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.

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