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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 85
Thursday, December 7, 2017, 3:31 p.m. to 5:22 p.m.
Televised
Presiding
Alupa A. Clarke, Vice-Chair (Conservative)

Library of Parliament
• Lucie Lecomte, Analyst
 
House of Commons
• Julie Geoffrion, Procedural Clerk
• Hon. Mélanie Joly, P.C., M.P., Minister of Canadian Heritage
Department of Canadian Heritage
• Hubert Lussier, Assistant Deputy Minister, Citizenship, Heritage and Regions
• Jean-Pierre C. Gauthier, Director General, Official Languages Branch, Citizenship, Heritage and Regions
Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), the Committee commenced consideration of the Annual Report on Official Languages 2015-16, referred to the Committee on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

The Minister made a statement and answered questions.

At 4:32 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:36 p.m., the sitting resumed.

As an individual
• Raymond Théberge, Nominee for the position of Commissioner of Official Languages
Pursuant to Standing Orders 111.1(1), the Committee resumed consideration of the certificate of nomination of Raymond Théberge to the position of Commissioner of Official Languages, referred to the Committee on Thursday, November 30, 2017.

Raymond Théberge answered questions.

Motion

René Arseneault moved, — That the Committee report the following to the House :

Your Committee has considered the Certificate of Nomination of Raymond Théberge, the nominee for the position of Commissioner of Official Languages referred to the Committee on Thursday, November 30, 2017, pursuant to Standing Order 111.1(1).

Your Committee has considered the proposed appointment of Raymond Théberge as Commissioner of Official Languages of Canada and reports its recommendation that he be confirmed by the House of Commons as Canada's Commissioner of Official Languages.

Debate arose thereon.

After debate, the question was put on the motion and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 7; NAYS: 1.

At 5:13 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:17 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

At 5:22 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Christine Holke
Clerk of the Committee