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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 131
Thursday, February 21, 2019, 8:45 a.m. to 10:43 a.m.
Karen Vecchio, Chair (Conservative)

Library of Parliament
• Clare Annett, Analyst
• Dominique Montpetit, Analyst
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
• Charles MacArthur, Senior Vice-President, Assisted Housing
• Romy Bowers, Chief Commercial Officer
Department for Women and Gender Equality
• Danielle Bélanger, Director, Strategic Policy, Policy and External Relations Branch
Department of Employment and Social Development
• Karen Hall, Director General, Social Policy Directorate, Strategic and Service Policy Branch
• Catherine Scott, Director General, Community Development and Homelessness Partnerships Directorate, Income Security and Social Development Branch
• Jackie Holden, Senior Director, Seniors Policy, Partnerships and Engagement Division, Income Security and Social Development Branch
• Patrick Bussière, Director, Social Research Division, Strategic and Service Policy Branch
Public Health Agency of Canada
• Anna Romano, Director General, Centre for Health Promotion, Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Branch
• Franca Gatto, Director, Aging, Seniors and Dementia Division, Centre for Health Promotion, Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Branch
Statistics Canada
• Anne Milan, Chief, Labour Statistics Division
• Sébastien Larochelle-Côté, Editor-in-chief, Insights on Canadian Society
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, the Committee commenced its study of challenges faced by senior women with a focus on the factors contributing to their poverty and vulnerability.

Jackie Holden and Charles MacArthur made statements and, with Romy Bowers, Catherine Scott and Karen Hall, answered questions.

At 9:42 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 9:46 a.m., the sitting resumed.

Danielle Bélanger, Anne Milan and Anna Romano made statements and, with Sébastien Larochelle-Côté, answered questions.

At 10:39 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 10:40 a.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

The Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee business.

At 10:43 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Kenza Gamassi
Clerk of the Committee