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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 80
Thursday, February 8, 2018, 8:45 a.m. to 10:41 a.m.
Stephen Fuhr, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Martin Auger, Analyst
• Hon. Joseph A. Day, Senator
NATO Parliamentary Assembly
• David Hobbs, Secretary General
As an individual
• James Fergusson, Professor, Centre for Defence and Security Studies, Department of Political Studies, University of Manitoba
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Thursday, March 23, 2017, the Committee resumed its study of Canada’s involvement in NATO.

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.

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


Randall Garrison moved, — That the Committee invite the Minister of National Defence, the Deputy Minister, and other relevant Department personnel to appear before the Committee at the earliest opportunity for a one day study to discuss the steps taken at the Department of National Defence on addressing Phoenix payroll issues experienced by its civilian employees and the impact these issues have had on employees’ morale and operational effectiveness; that a meeting to this effect take place within 30 days from adoption of this motion; that this meeting be televised; and that the Committee to report its findings to the House.

On motion of Randall Garrison, it was agreed, — That the motion be referred to the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure of the Standing Committee on National Defence.

At 10:41 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Elizabeth Kingston
Clerk of the Committee