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Meeting No. 58
Tuesday, October 25, 2005

The Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage met at 11:07 a.m. this day, in Room 209, West Block, the Chair, Marlene Catterall, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Gord Brown, Marlene Catterall, Maka Kotto, Bev Oda, Yasmin Ratansi, Gary Schellenberger, Mario Silva and Scott Simms.


Acting Members present: Roger Clavet for Sébastien Gagnon and Inky Mark for Deepak Obhrai.


Associate Members present: Libby Davies.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Sam Banks, Analyst; Matthew Carnaghan, Analyst.


Witnesses: Ukrainian Canadian Congress: Paul M. Grod, First Vice President. Ukrainian Canadian Foundation of Taras Shevchenko: Andrew Hladyshevsky, President. Ukrainian Canadian Civil Liberties Association: Lubomyr Luciuk, Director of Research. Corporation du Camp Spirit Lake: Martin Villemure, President. Chinese Canadian National Council: Yew W. Lee, Member, Redress Committee. National Congress of Chinese Canadians: Ping T. Tan, Executive Co-Chair. Association of Chinese Canadians for Equality and Solidarity : Sid Chow Tan, President. Metro Toronto Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic: Avvy Yao-Yao Go, Director.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Thursday, March 24, 2005, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-331, Ukrainian Canadian Restitution Act.

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.


At 12:06 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:11 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Monday, April 18, 2005, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-333,Chinese Canadian Recognition and Redress Act.

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.


By unanimous consent, on motion of Mario Silva, it was agreed, — That George Smith Senior Vice-President, Human Resources and Organisation of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation be requested to appear before the Committee on Thursday, October 27, 2005.


At 1:16 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Jacques Lahaie
Clerk of the Committee

2005/10/25 5:00 p.m.