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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 126
Thursday, February 7, 2019, 3:33 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Televised
Presiding
Stephen Fuhr, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Katherine Simonds, Analyst
Reserves 2000
• LCol (Ret'd) John Selkirk, Executive Director
As individuals
• Hon. Marie Deschamps, Former Justice, Supreme Court of Canada
• Laura Nash
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Tuesday, September 18, 2018, the Committee resumed its study of diversity within the Canadian Armed Forces.

John Selkirk made a statement and answered questions.

Motion

Cheryl Gallant moved, — That the Office of the Auditor General appear before the Committee before March 31, 2019 concerning the Fall 2018 Report 3 entitled – Canada’s Fighter Force – National Defence, and Report 5 entitled – Inappropriate Sexual Behaviour – Canadian Armed Forces, and that the appearance be televised.

Debate arose thereon.

At 4:26 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:28 p.m., the sitting resumed.

The Committee resumed consideration of the motion moved by Cheryl Gallant.

Amendment

Mark Gerretsen moved, — That the motion be amended by deleting the words “before March 31st, 2019".

After debate, the question was put on the amendment of Mark Gerretsen and it was agreed to.

After debate, the question was put on the motion, as amended, and it was agreed to.

The motion, as amended, read as follows:

That the Office of the Auditor General appear before the committee concerning the Fall 2018 Report 3 entitled “Canada’s Fighter Force, National Defence", and Report 5 entitled “Inappropriate Sexual Behaviour, Canadian Armed Forces", and that the appearance be televised.

Marie Deschamps, by videoconference from Montreal, Quebec, and Laura Nash, made statements and answered questions.

At 5:24 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:26 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

It was agreed, — That the Deputy Minister of Defence of Ukraine on European Integration appear before the Committee on Tuesday, February 26, 2019.

At 5:30 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Elizabeth Kingston
Clerk of the Committee