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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 32
Tuesday, November 29, 2016, 8:46 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Bryan May, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Julie Mackenzie, Analyst
• Mayra Perez-Leclerc, Analyst
Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction
• Laura Cattari, Campaign Co-ordinator
C.D. Howe Institute
• Alexandre Laurin, Director of Research
Keewatin Tribal Council
• George Neepin, Executive Director
Regroupement québécois des organismes pour le développement de l'employabilité
• Valérie Roy, Director General
Kikinaw Energy Services
• Kory Wood, President
As an individual
• Randy Lewis, Former Senior Vice-President, Walgreens
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Monday, June 13, 2016, the Committee resumed its study of poverty reduction strategies.

Alexandre Laurin by videoconference from Toronto, Ontario, George Neepin by teleconference from Thompson, Manitoba, Laura Cattari, Randy Lewis, Véronique Roy and Kory Wood made statements and answered questions.

At 10:30 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 10:31 a.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

It was agreed, — That the Committee extend the scope of its study of poverty reduction strategies by including mental health; that, in relation to mental health, vulnerable seniors and vulnerable youth, the Committee examine the delivery of the federal government’s mental health programs and services as they pertain to poverty reduction with a focus on innovative approaches; that the Committee devote its meetings of December 6, 8, 13 and 15 to this additional area; and that on the first meeting, the Committee hear from departmental officials.

It was agreed, — That concerning this new area of the study of poverty reduction strategies, each party send a prioritized list of witnesses, including their contact information, to the Clerk of the Committee no later than Friday, December 2, 2016 at 12:00 p.m.

At 10:45 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Julie Geoffrion
Clerk of the Committee