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Standing Committee on the Status of Women



Tuesday, November 15, 2011

[Recorded by Electronic Apparatus]



     Honourable members of the committee, I see a quorum.
    I must inform members that the clerk of the committee can only receive motions for the election of the chair. The clerk cannot receive other types of motions, cannot entertain points of order, nor participate in debate.
    We can now proceed to the election of the chair. Pursuant to Standing Order 106(2), the chair must be a member of the official opposition.
    I'm ready to receive motions for the position of chair.
    I nominate Irene Mathyssen.
    It has been moved by Ms. O'Neill Gordon that Irene Mathyssen be elected chair of the committee.
    Are there any further motions?
    I move that nominations be closed.
    Is it the pleasure of the committee to adopt the motion?
    (Motion agreed to)
     I declare the motion carried and Irene Mathyssen duly elected chair of the committee.


    Thank you, Madam Clerk, for the documents and for your support in terms of electing a chair.
    I'm glad to see that we're fully functioning now--at least some of us. I'd like to thank Ms. O'Neill Gordon for her nomination and the committee for its support.
    It is practice for us to move into committee business. I'm in your hands. Would you like to remain in the public domain or would you like to go in camera?
    I think it's best that we stay public.
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