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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 135
Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 9:37 a.m. to 12:36 p.m.
In Camera
Presiding
Karen Vecchio, Chair (Conservative)

Library of Parliament
• Clare Annett, Analyst
• Dominique Montpetit, Analyst
The Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee business.

It was agreed, — That members of the Daughters of the Vote be invited to brief the Committee on the topic of gender equality and the role of Equal Voice from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2, 2019.

It was agreed, — That, in relation to the briefing on gender equality and the role of Equal Voice, pursuant to the routine motion, adopted on Thursday, February 4, 2016, the Committee proceed under the rules of the reduced quorum.

At 9:40 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 9:44 a.m., the sitting resumed in public.

As an individual
• Madeleine Bélanger
Association québécoise de défense des droits des personnes retraitées et préretraitées
• Geneviève Tremblay-Racette, Director
Canadian Centre for Elder Law
• Krista James, National Director
Réseau FADOQ
• Gisèle Tassé-Goodman, Vice-President
• Philippe Poirier-Monette, Collective Rights Advisor, Provincial Secretariat
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, the Committee resumed its study of challenges faced by senior women with a focus on the factors contributing to their poverty and vulnerability.

Krista James, by videoconference from Vancouver, British Columbia, made a statement and, with Gisèle Tassé-Goodman and Philippe Poirier-Monette, answered questions.

At 10:05 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 115(5), it was agreed that the Committee continue to sit.

Madeleine Bélanger, by videoconference from Québec, Quebec, Gisèle Tassé-Goodman and Philippe Poirier-Monette answered questions.

At 10:21 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 11:02 a.m., the sitting resumed.

As individuals
• Claire Belliveau
• Valérie Daniel
• Jaelyn Jarret
• Immaculee Kalimurhima
• Megan Linton
• Hannah Martin
• Phoenix Nakagawa
• Nokuzola Ncube
• Dharana Needham
• Corina Picui
• Charlotte Scott-Frater
• Eugénie Veilleux
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, the Committee proceeded to a briefing on gender equality and the role of Equal Voice.

Hannah Martin, Nokuzola Ncube, Dharana Needham and Jaelyn Jarret made statements and answered questions.

At 11:26 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 11:28 a.m., the sitting resumed.

Immaculee Kalimurhima, Megan Linton, Valérie Daniel and Phoenix Nakagawa made statements and answered questions.

At 11:51 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 11:52 a.m., the sitting resumed.

Charlotte Scott-Frater, Claire Belliveau, Eugénie Veilleux and Corina Picui made statements and answered questions.

At 12:36 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Kenza Gamassi
Clerk of the Committee