FEWO Committee Meeting
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Minutes of Proceedings
Jamie Taras, by videoconference from Langley, British Columbia, and Sylvia Maracle made statements and answered questions.
At 4:25 p.m., the sitting was suspended.
At 4:29 p.m., the sitting resumed.
Lucille Harper, Mélanie Sarroino and Katie Kitschke made statements and answered questions.
It was agreed, — That the fifth report from the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure, which read as follows, be concurred in:
Your Subcommittee met on Wednesday, November 2, 2016, to consider the business of the Committee and agreed to make the following recommendations:
1. That, in relation to its study on violence against young girls and women, the witnesses scheduled to appear on November 2, 2016 be rescheduled to November 23, 2016; that any witnesses who were not able to attend during their scheduled timeslots be rescheduled for November 21, 2016; and that consideration of the summary of evidence and drafting instructions take place on December 5, 2016.
2. That the next study to be undertaken by the Committee focus on the economic security of women, and that the terms of reference for the study be as follows:
That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee study the economic security of women in Canada and equal participation of women in the Canadian economy; and that the study:
a) include an examination of the higher incidence of poverty among women and the factors which contribute to it;
b) consider the impact of federal income security programs such as Employment Insurance and the Working Income Tax Benefit on women;
c) identify the impact of part-time, unpaid care work, and precarious work on women’s economic security;
d) identify the problems affecting women’s income, including gender pay gap, occupational segregation, lack of access to key growth sectors;
e) identify possible tools to strengthen women’s economic security including government programs and support parental leave and child care;
f) examine ways to increase women’s entry, participation, retention and representation in leadership and high paying positions, including in private and public sectors, in corporate boards, in male-dominated occupations and in science, technology, engineering and mathematics;
That the Committee report its findings to the House; and that, pursuant to Standing Order 109, the government table a comprehensive response thereto.
3. That the analyst provide the Committee with an overview of recent research and studies in the areas listed in the terms of reference as above on November 14, 2016.
4. That witness lists for this study be submitted to the clerk no later than 5 p.m. on November 21, 2016.
5. That the Minister for the Status of Women appear before the Committee on November 28, 2016, in order to explain the government’s official response to the Committee’s report entitled Implementing Gender-based Analysis Plus in the Government of Canada.
Sheila Malcolmson moved, — That the Committee study the shelter and transition house system in Canada; that the study include an examination of the current gap between need and available beds in shelters and transition houses; that the study include an examination of current federal programs and funding in support of shelters and transition houses; that the study consider possible solutions to address the gap between need and supply; that the Committee report its findings to the House; that the Committee request a government response to its report; and that this study take place before the study on the Economic Security of Women.
The question was put on the motion and it was negatived, by a show of hands: YEAS: 1; NAYS: 8.
Rachael Harder moved, — That the current study on Violence against Young Girls and Women in Canada be extended by three (3) meetings in order to examine the effects of automated algorithm based content curation.
Sheila Malcolmson moved, — That the motion be amended by replacing the words “three (3) meetings” with the words “one (1) meeting”.
Debate arose thereon.
The question was put on the amendment of Sheila Malcolmson and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 9; NAYS: 0.
The question was put on the motion, as amended, and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 9; NAYS: 0.
The motion, as amended, read as follows:
That the current study on Violence against Young Girls and Women in Canada be extended by one (1) meetings in order to examine the effects of automated algorithm based content curation.
At 5:41 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.