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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 11
Monday, May 2, 2016, 3:32 p.m. to 5:37 p.m.
Presiding
Hon. Denis Paradis, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Chloé Forget, Analyst
• Lucie Lecomte, Analyst
Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages
• Graham Fraser, Commissioner of Official Languages
• Pascale Giguère, Acting Director and General Counsel, Legal Affairs Branch
• Colette M. Lagacé, Director, Finance and Procurement
• Ghislaine Saikaley, Assistant Commissioner, Compliance Assurance Branch
• Mario Séguin, Acting Assistant Commissioner, Corporate Management Branch
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(f) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Monday, February 22, 2016, the Committee resumed its study of a review of the status of official languages in minority settings across Canada.

Graham Fraser made an opening statement and answered questions.

At 4:36 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:45 p.m., the sitting resumed.

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

It was agreed, — That a proposed budget in the amount of $4,800.00, for the study of the Translation Bureau, be adopted.

Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages
• Graham Fraser, Commissioner of Official Languages
• Pascale Giguère, Acting Director and General Counsel, Legal Affairs Branch
• Colette M. Lagacé, Director, Finance and Procurement
• Ghislaine Saikaley, Assistant Commissioner, Compliance Assurance Branch
• Mario Séguin, Acting Assistant Commissioner, Corporate Management Branch
Pursuant to Standing Order 81(4), the Committee commenced consideration of the Main Estimates 2016-17: Vote 1 under Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages, referred to the Committee on Tuesday, February 23, 2016.

The Chair called Vote 1 under the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages.

Graham Fraser and Colette Lagacé made a statement and, with Pascale Giguère and Ghislaine Saikaley, answered questions.

Vote 1 under the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages carried.

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

On motion of Paul Lefebvre, it was resolved:

Whereas Graham Fraser, Commissioner of Official Languages, worked for 10 years as Commissioner;

Whereas Graham Fraser demonstrated exemplary commitment to his duties;

That the Standing Committee on Official Languages officially thank Mr. Fraser for his service in enforcing the Official Languages Act across Canada for the benefit of all Canadians.

At 5:37 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Georges Etoka
Clerk of the Committee