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Meeting No. 37
Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Standing Committee on Official Languages met in a televised session at 9:02 a.m. this day, in Room 237-C, Centre Block, the Chair, Steven Blaney, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Steven Blaney, Hon. Michael D. Chong, Jean-Claude JC D'Amours, Shelly Glover, Yvon Godin, Monique Guay, Richard Nadeau, Tilly O'Neill-Gordon, Daniel Petit, Pablo Rodriguez and Lise Zarac.


Acting Members present: Sylvie Boucher for Royal Galipeau.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Jean-Rodrigue Paré, Analyst; Nicolas Auclair, Analyst.


Appearing: Hon. James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.


Witnesses: Department of Canadian Heritage: Judith A. LaRocque, Deputy Minister; Tom Scrimger, Assistant Deputy Minister, Citizenship and Heritage; Louis Chagnon, Regional Executive Director, Prairies and Northern Region, Portefeuilliste; Hubert Lussier, Director General, Official Languages Support Programs.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Tuesday, June 16, 2009, the Committee resumed its study of the impacts of the delays in providing funding to beneficiary organizations from the Department of Canadian Heritage.

The Minister made a statement and, with Judith A. LaRocque and Hubert Lussier, answered questions.


At 10:04 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 10:08 a.m., the sitting resumed.


Tom Scrimger made a statement and, with Hubert Lussier and Louis Chagnon, answered questions.


At 10:58 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Isabelle Dumas
Clerk of the Committee

2009/10/29 4:10 p.m.