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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 56
Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 8:45 to 10:46
Presiding
Marilyn Gladu, Chair (Conservative)

Library of Parliament
• Dominique Montpetit, Research Assistant
• Laura Munn-Rivard, Analyst
The Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee business.

Motion

Sheila Malcolmson moved, — That the Committee invite the Minister of Finance, the Honourable Bill Morneau, at the earliest opportunity to explain the effect of Budget 2017 on women and girls; and that this meeting be televised.

After debate, the question was put on the motion and it was negatived, by a show of hands: YEAS: 3; NAYS: 5.

Motion

Sheila Malcolmson moved, — That the Committee invite the Minister of the Status of Women, the Honourable Maryam Monsef, to appear before the Committee at the earliest opportunity to brief the Committee Members and respond to questions on her progress, to-date, in implementing Gender-Based Analysis Plus; that, in addition, Treasury Board Secretariat officials be invited to appear at this meeting to update Committee members on the Secretariat's response to Gender-Based Analysis Plus; and that this meeting be televised.

After debate, the question was put on the motion and it was negatived, by a show of hands: YEAS: 3; NAYS: 5.

Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs
• Marc A. Giroux, Deputy Commissioner
Association of Justice Counsel
• Ursula Hendel, President
National Judicial Institute
• Hon. Adèle Kent, Executive Director
Canadian Judicial Council
• Norman Sabourin, Executive Director and Senior General Counsel
As an individual
• Elaine Craig, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Dalhousie University
• Jennifer Koshan, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Calgary
• Carissima Mathen, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Thursday, March 9, 2017, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-337, An Act to amend the Judges Act and the Criminal Code (sexual assault).

Norman Sabourin, Adèle Kent and Marc A. Giroux made statements and answered questions.

At 9:45 , the sitting was suspended.

At 9:48 , the sitting resumed.

Carissima Mathen, Elaine Craig, by videoconference form Halifax, Nova Scotia, Jennifer Koshan, by videoconference from Calgary, Alberta, and Ursula Hendel made statements and answered questions.

At 10:46 , the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Marie-Hélène Sauvé
Clerk of the Committee