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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 145
Thursday, May 16, 2019, 8:46 a.m. to 10:33 a.m.
Presiding
Karen Vecchio, Chair (Conservative)

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• Clare Annett, Analyst
• Dominique Montpetit, Analyst
• Hon. Maryam Monsef, P.C., M.P., Minister for Women and Gender Equality
Department for Women and Gender Equality
• Diane Jacovella, Deputy Minister
• Nancy Gardiner, Assistant Deputy Minister
• Stéphane Lavigne, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director, Corporate Services
• Lisa Smylie, Director General, Research, Results and Delivery, Results and Delivery Unit
• Danielle Bélanger, Director, GBA Plus, Policy and External Relations
Pursuant to Standing Order 81(4), the Committee commenced consideration of the Main Estimates 2019-20: Votes 1, 5 and 10 under Department for Women and Gender Equality, referred to the Committee on Thursday, April 11, 2019.

The Chair called Vote 1 under Department for Women and Gender Equality.

The Minister made a statement and answered questions.

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

Motion

Rachael Harder moved, — That the Committee invite the Minister for Women and Gender Equality to brief the Committee on her new mandate, given that Status of Women Canada has changed to the Department for Women and Gender Equality; that the Minister appear no later than Thursday, June 13, 2019; that this meeting be no less than one hour in length; and that it be televised.

Debate arose thereon.

Motion

Salma Zahid moved, — That the debate be now adjourned.

The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 6; NAYS: 3.

At 9:49 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 9:52 a.m., the sitting resumed.

• Hon. Maryam Monsef, P.C., M.P., Minister for Women and Gender Equality
Department for Women and Gender Equality
• Diane Jacovella, Deputy Minister
• Nancy Gardiner, Assistant Deputy Minister
• Stéphane Lavigne, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director, Corporate Services
• Lisa Smylie, Director General, Research, Results and Delivery, Results and Delivery Unit
• Danielle Bélanger, Director, GBA Plus, Policy and External Relations
Pursuant to Standing Order 81(4), the Committee resumed consideration of the Main Estimates 2019-20: Votes 1, 5 and 10 under Department for Women and Gender Equality, referred to the Committee on Thursday, April 11, 2019.

Nancy Gardiner, Lisa Smylie and Danielle Bélanger answered questions.

Vote 1 under Department for Women and Gender Equality carried on division.

The Chair called Vote 5 under Department for Women and Gender Equality.

Vote 5 under Department for Women and Gender Equality carried on division.

The Chair called Vote 10 under Department for Women and Gender Equality.

Vote 10 under Department for Women and Gender Equality carried on division.

ORDERED, — That the Chair report Votes 1, 5 and 10 under Department for Women and Gender Equality, less the amounts voted in the Interim Estimates, to the House.

At 10:33 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Kenza Gamassi
Clerk of the Committee