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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 146
Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 3:43 p.m. to 5:34 p.m.
Presiding
Robert Oliphant, Chair (Liberal)

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• Julie Béchard, Analyst
• Madalina Chesoi, Analyst
AURAY Sourcing International Inc.
• Marc Audet, President and Chief Executive Officer
• Philip Mooney, Vice-President
Toronto Region Board of Trade
• Marcy Burchfield, Vice-President, Economic Blueprint Institute
Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec
• Kathy Megyery, Vice-President, Strategy and Economic Affairs
• Alexandre Gagnon, Director, Labour and Occupational Health and Safety
• Michel Cournoyer, Economic Consultant
United Food and Commercial Workers Union Canada
• Santiago Escobar, National Representative
Carpenters' District Council of Ontario
• Mark Lewis, Legal Counsel
Manufacturiers et Exportateurs du Québec
• Véronique Proulx, President and Chief Executive Officer
• Isabelle Limoges, Director, Public and Goverment Affairs
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Thursday, March 1, 2018, the Committee resumed its study of migration challenges and opportunities for Canada in the 21st century.

Larry Maguire raised a point of order regarding the resumption of the debate on the motion before the Committee on Monday, February 25, 2019.

RULING BY THE CHAIR

The Chair ruled that the Committee meeting from Monday, February 25, 2019, was adjourned for lack of quorum and that, should members wish to resume the debate on the motion from Monday, February 25, 2019, a motion to that effect could be moved.

Whereupon, David Tilson appealed the decision of the Chair.

The question: "Shall the decision of the Chair be sustained?" was put and the decision was sustained on the following recorded division:

YEAS: Ramez Ayoub, Peter Fragiskatos, Randeep Sarai, Marwan Tabbara, Salma Zahid — 5;

NAYS: Larry Maguire, David Tilson — 2.

Kathy Megyery, by videoconference from Montréal, Québec, Marcy Burchfield, Marc Audet and Philip Mooney made statements and, with Alexandre Gagnon and Michel Cournoyer, by videoconference from Montréal, Québec, answered questions.

At 4:44 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:47 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Véronique Proulx, by videoconference from Montréal, Québec, Mark Lewis and Santiago Escobar made statements and answered questions.

At 5:34 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Evelyn Lukyniuk
Clerk of the Committee