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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 120
Wednesday, November 21, 2018, 6:00 p.m. to 8:17 p.m.
Anthony Housefather, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Chloé Forget, Analyst
• Nicole Sweeney, Analyst
As an individual
• Lawrence Pinsky, Taylor McCaffrey LLP and Past Chair, Family Law Section, Canadian Bar Association
Luke's Place Support and Resource Centre for Women and Children
• Pamela Cross, Legal Director
National Association of Women and the Law
• Suki Beavers, Project Director
Women's Legal Education and Action Fund
• Shaun O'Brien, Executive Director and General Counsel
Canadian Centre for Men and Families
• Robert Samery, Chair of the Board
• Jess Haines, Associate Professor, University of Guelph
National Shared Parenting Association
• Heidi Nabert, President
• Lynda Baracetti, Director, LGBTQ Issues
The Redwood
• Abimbola Ajibolade, Executive Director
West Coast LEAF
• Elba Bendo, Director of Law Reform
• Kim Hawkins, Executive Director, Rise Women's Legal Centre
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.

Lawrence Pinsky, Suki Beavers, Pamela Cross and Shaun O'Brien made statements and answered questions.

At 7:06 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 7:12 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Robert Samery, Jess Haines, Heidi Nabert, Abimbola Ajibolade, Elba Bendo and Kim Hawkins made statements and answered questions.

Pursuant to Standing Order 106(2), the Clerk of the Committee presided over the election of a Vice-Chair.

It was agreed, — That Michael Cooper be elected First Vice-Chair of the Committee.

At 8:17 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Marc-Olivier Girard
Clerk of the Committee