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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 143
Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 11:04 a.m. to 12:59 p.m.
Presiding
Hon. Denis Paradis, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Laura Blackmore, Research Assistant
• Lucie Lecomte, Analyst
• Steven MacKinnon, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility
Canada Lands Company Limited
• John McBain, President and Chief Executive Officer
Department of Public Works and Government Services
• Stéphan Déry, Chief Executive Officer, Translation Bureau
Public Services and Procurement Canada
• Michael Mills, Associate Deputy Minister, Real Property Services Branch
• Lucie Levesque, Director General, Real Property Services Branch
Treasury Board Secretariat
• Jessica Sultan, Senior Director, Real Property and Materiel Policy Division, Acquired Services and Assets Sector, Office of the Comptroller General
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(f) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, the Committee commenced its study of the implementation of Part VII of the Official Languages Act in the administration of the surplus federal lands and real property disposal process.

Steven MacKinnon made a statement and, with the other witnesses, answered questions.

Canada Lands Company Limited
• John McBain, President and Chief Executive Officer
Department of Public Works and Government Services
• Stéphan Déry, Chief Executive Officer, Translation Bureau
Public Services and Procurement Canada
• Michael Mills, Associate Deputy Minister, Real Property Services Branch
• Lucie Levesque, Director General, Real Property Services Branch
Treasury Board Secretariat
• Jessica Sultan, Senior Director, Real Property and Materiel Policy Division, Acquired Services and Assets Sector, Office of the Comptroller General
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(f) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Thursday, February 21, 2019, the Committee commenced its study of workplace safety for parliamentary interpreters.

Steven MacKinnon made a statement and, with the other witnesses, answered questions.

At 12:00 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:13 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Questioning of the witnesses resumed.

At 12:43 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:47 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

At 12:56 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:57 p.m., the sitting resumed in public.

Motion

Alupa A. Clarke moved, — That the Committee call on the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to reverse its decision, effective April 1, 2019, to end unilingual francophone training at its academy, Depot Division in Saskatchewan.

Debate arose thereon.

The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 9; NAYS: 0.

At 12:59 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Christine Holke
Clerk of the Committee