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Minutes of Proceedings

43rd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 43
Wednesday, July 22, 2020, 12:01 p.m. to 4:22 p.m.
Hon. Wayne Easter, Chair (Liberal)

House of Commons
• Stephanie Bond, Procedural Clerk
• Evelyn Lukyniuk, Procedural Clerk
Library of Parliament
• Andrew Barton, Analyst
• Brett Capwell, Analyst
• Hon. Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance
Canadian Women's Foundation
• Paulette Senior, President and Chief Executive Officer
• Rahul O. Singh, Executive Director
As an individual
• Vivian Krause, Researcher and Writer
• Jesse Brown, Publisher, CANADALAND
Department of Finance
• Michelle Kovacevic, Assistant Deputy Minister, Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy Branch
Pursuant to the order of reference of Tuesday, May 26, 2020 and the motion adopted by the committee on July 7, 2020, the committee resumed its study of the Government Spending, WE Charity and the Canada Student Service Grant.

Paulette Senior, Rahul Singh, Jesse Brown and Vivian Krause made statements and answered questions.

At 1:59 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 2:06 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Minister Morneau made a statement and answered questions.

Michael Cooper gave oral notice of the following motion:

That whereas the Minister of Finance has accepted $ 41,000.00 in illegal travel expenses, and that the Minister of Finance is in flagrant breach of multiple sections of the Conflict of Interest Act, including but not limited to sections 6, 11 and 21, in addition to prior violations, that the Standing Committee on Finance hereby call on the minister to immediately resign.

Michelle Kovacevic made a statement and answered questions.

At 4:22 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Caroline Bosc
Committee Clerk