Federal developments

The 2nd session of Canada’s 40th Parliament opened Monday, January 26, 2009 with a Speech from the Throne

On Wednesday, January 27, 2009, the federal government released their budget. The budget includes $50 million to support the work of the Foreign Credential program.

The federal Liberal party announced new critic portfolios in their shadow cabinet including Member of Parliament for Brampton-Springdale, Ontario, Ruby Dhalla as critic for “Multiculturalism and Youth”. Maurizio Bevilacqua (MP for Vaughn, Ontario) remains critic for Citizenship and Immigration.

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  1. February 3, 2009 marks the election for Chair of the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration for the current Parliament. immigrantchildren.ca will post on the membership and Chair, as soon as the information is available.

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