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Meeting No. 57
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The Standing Committee on the Status of Women met at 11:00 a.m. this day, in Room 228, The Valour Building, the Chair, Hélène LeBlanc, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: John Barlow, Joyce Bateman, Joan Crockatt, Kirsty Duncan, Mylène Freeman, Hélène LeBlanc, Tilly O'Neill Gordon, Pat Perkins, Djaouida Sellah and Susan Truppe.


In attendance: House of Commons: Michelle Legault, Procedural Clerk. Library of Parliament: Laura Munn-Rivard, Analyst.


Witnesses: As an individual: Marie Connolly, Professor, Department of Economics, Université du Québec à Montréal. Canadian Association of Women in Construction: Tammy Evans, President. Unifor: Lisa Kelly, Director, Women's Department; Teresa Weymouth, National Skilled Trades Coordinator. As an individual: Kathleen Lahey, Professor, Faculty of Law, Queen's University. Irving Shipbuilding Inc.: Anna Marenick, Director, Community Relations and Value Proposition. Women Unlimited Association: Doreen Parsons, Manager.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Thursday, February 26, 2015, the Committee resumed its study of women in skilled trades and science, technology, engineering and mathematics occupations.

Mylène Freeman gave notice of the following motion:

That the Committee on the Status of Women denounce the egregious mismanagement in the Canadian Armed Forces concerning sexual misconduct in the military; that the Committee recommend that the Canadian Government implement all ten of the recommendations found in the Deschamps Report, released on April 30th 2015; and report this to the House.


Marie Connolly, Tammy Evans, Anna Marenick and Doreen Parsons, by videoconference from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Lisa Kelly, by videoconference from Toronto, Ontario, Teresa Weymouth by videoconference from Windsor, Ontario, and Kathleen Lahey, by videoconference from Umeå, Sweden, made statements and answered questions.


At 1:01 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Cynara Corbin
Clerk of the Committee

2015/06/12 2:14 p.m.