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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 111
Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 3:30 p.m. to 5:31 p.m.
Karen Vecchio, Chair (Conservative)

Library of Parliament
• Clare Annett, Analyst
• Dominique Montpetit, Analyst
As individuals
• Daniela Chivu
• William McBeath
• Brenda O'Neill, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Calgary
Young Women's Leadership Network
• Arezoo Najibzadeh, Executive Director
City of Iqaluit
• Madeleine Redfern, Mayor
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Thursday, March 1, 2018, the Committee resumed its study of barriers facing women in politics.

William McBeath and Brenda O'Neill made statements and answered questions.

At 4:29 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:35 p.m., the sitting resumed.

At 4:35 p.m., Pam Damoff took the Chair.

Madeleine Redfern, Arezoo Najibzadeh and Daniela Chivu made statements and answered questions.


Sheri Benson moved, — That, in relation to its study of barriers facing women in politics, the public evidence received by the Special Committee on Electoral Reform, during its meetings which took place from Tuesday, June 21, 2016 (No. 1) to Monday, November 28, 2016 (No. 57), be taken into consideration by this Committee for the purpose of its study on barriers facing women in politics.

Debate arose thereon.

The question was put on the motion and it was negatived, by a show of hands: YEAS: 1; NAYS: 6.

At 5:31 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Kenza Gamassi
Clerk of the Committee