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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 122
Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 3:54 p.m. to 6:11 p.m.
Anthony Housefather, Chair (Liberal)

• Ron Liepert for Michael Cooper (Conservative)
• Ruby Sahota for Ali Ehsassi (Liberal)
• Bob Saroya for Hon. Lisa Raitt (Conservative)
Library of Parliament
• Lyne Casavant, Analyst
• Nicole Sweeney, Analyst
As individuals
• Nicholas Bala, Professor, Faculty of Law, Queen's University
• Julie I. Guindon, Lawyer, Mediator, Arbitrator and Parental Coordinator, Société professionnelle Julie I. Guindon
• Robert Harvie, Lawyer, Advisory Board Member, Huckvale LLP, National Self-Represented Litigants Project
• Julie Lane
• Linda Neilson, Professor Emerita, University of New Brunswick
• Laurie Pawlitza, Partner, Torkin Manes LLP
Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children
• Kathy Vandergrift, President and Chair, Board of Directors
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.

Nicholas Bala, Julie I. Guindon, Robert Harvie and Laurie Pawlitza made statements and answered questions.

At 4:57 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:03 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Linda Neilson, by videoconference from Fredericton, New Brunswick, and Kathy Vandergrift made statements and answered questions.

At 5:46 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:49 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

The witness made a statement and answered questions.

At 6:11 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Marc-Olivier Girard
Clerk of the Committee