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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 131
Thursday, February 7, 2019, 11:06 a.m. to 1:04 p.m.
Hon. Denis Paradis, Chair (Liberal)

• Hon. Ed Fast for Bernard Généreux (Conservative)
• Jati Sidhu for René Arseneault (Liberal)
• Geng Tan for René Arseneault (Liberal)
Library of Parliament
• Michael Dewing, Chief
• Lucie Lecomte, Analyst
Government of Ontario
• Brent McPherson, Senior Counsel, Ministry of the Attorney General
Government of Ontario
• Marie-Lison Fougère, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Francophone Affairs, Accessibility, Francophone Affairs and Seniors Affairs
• George Zegarac, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(f) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Thursday, November 22, 2018, the Committee resumed its study of the state of Canada's Francophonie.

It was agreed, — That George Zegarac and Marie-Lison Fougère be permitted to be assisted by counsel.

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.

At 12:17 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:31 p.m., the sitting resumed.

François Choquette gave notice of the following motion:

That the Committee invite, as soon as possible, the Fédération des communautés francophones et acadienne du Canada (FCFA), the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN), the Commissioner of Official Languages, and the Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie to attend a two-hour meeting to discuss a federal-provincial-territorial summit on official languages as part of the 50th anniversary of the Official Languages Act.

Questioning of the witnesses resumed.

At 1:04 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Christine Holke
Clerk of the Committee