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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 119
Monday, November 19, 2018, 3:33 p.m. to 7:01 p.m.
Presiding
Anthony Housefather, Chair (Liberal)

• Ken Hardie for Ron McKinnon (Liberal)
• Yvonne Jones for Randy Boissonnault (Liberal)
• Hon. Rob Nicholson for Hon. Lisa Raitt (Conservative)
Library of Parliament
• Lyne Casavant, Analyst
• Nicole Sweeney, Analyst
Barreau du Québec
• Siham Haddadi, Lawyer, Secretariat of the Order and Legal Affairs
• Valérie Laberge, Member, Family Law Committee
• Nicolas Le Grand Alary, Lawyer, Secretariat of the Order and Legal Affairs
Family Law Association of Nunavut
• Gillian Bourke, Lawyer
Fédération des associations de juristes d'expression française de common law inc.
• Daniel Boivin, President
South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario
• Silmy Abdullah, Lawyer
• Shalini Konanur, Executive Director and Lawyer
As individuals
• Valerie Irvine, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Victoria
• Rollie Thompson, Professor, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University
Canadian Children's Rights Council
• Grant Wilson, President
Men's Educational Support Association
• Gus Sleiman, President
• Alan Hamaliuk, Vice-President
UNICEF Canada
• Lisa Wolff, Director, Policy and Research
Canadian Association of Social Workers
• Janice Christianson-Wood, President
• Sally Guy, Director of Policy and Strategy
Canadian Equal Parenting Council
• Glenn Cheriton, President
Harmony House
• Leighann Burns, Executive Director, Family Law Lawyer
International Council on Shared Parenting
• Edward Kruk, President
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Thursday, October 4, 2018, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-78, An Act to amend the Divorce Act, the Family Orders and Agreements Enforcement Assistance Act and the Garnishment, Attachment and Pension Diversion Act and to make consequential amendments to another Act.

Siham Haddadi, Valérie Laberge, Nicolas Le Grand Alary, Gillian Bourke, Daniel Boivin, Shalini Konanur and Silmy Abdullah made statements and answered questions.

At 4:35 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:40 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Valerie Irvine, Grant Wilson, Gus Sleiman, Alan Hamaliuk and Lisa Wolff made statements and answered questions.

At 5:48 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:53 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Edward Kruk, by teleconference from Karlsruhe, Germany, Rollie Thompson, Janice Christianson-Wood and Glenn Cheriton made statements and, with Sally Guy, answered questions.

At 6:56 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 6:58 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

It was agreed, — That a proposed budget in the amount of $37,400, for the consideration of Bill C-78, An Act to amend the Divorce Act, the Family Orders and Agreements Enforcement Assistance Act and the Garnishment, Attachment and Pension Diversion Act and to make consequential amendments to another Act, be adopted.

It was agreed, — That, in relation to the consideration of Bill C-78, amendments be submitted electronically to the Clerk by Friday, November 30, 2018, at 5:00 p.m.; and that clause-by-clause consideration of the bill begin at the meeting of Wednesday, December 5, 2018.

It was agreed, — That the meeting of Monday, December 3, 2018, be dedicated to the draft report in relation to the study of human trafficking in Canada.

At 7:01 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Marc-Olivier Girard
Clerk of the Committee