Mr. Thierry St-Cyr (Jeanne-Le Ber, BQ)
Yes, Mr. Speaker.
Yesterday, after question period, the Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism tabled a letter from Minister Sam Hamad dated May 26 in which the minister complains, and I quote: “that the number of decisions by the Quebec Immigration and Refugee Board has steadily declined”.
In order for all parliamentarians to have a proper understanding of our exchanges, I would like to table a letter dated July 24 signed by Quebec ministers Yolande James, Pierre Arcand, Nicole Ménard and Claude Béchard. In this letter, the four Quebec ministers respond to the minister's decision.
However, we believe that the new visa requirement for Mexican and Czech nationals will have substantial negative implications—
I would like to table this letter in order for parliamentarians to see that it is not true that the Government of Quebec demanded that visas be imposed.
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