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Minutes of Proceedings

43rd Parliament, 2nd Session
Meeting 13
Tuesday, February 2, 2021, 10:31 a.m. to 12:57 p.m.
In Camera
Marilyn Gladu, Chair (Conservative)

House of Commons
• Alexandre Roger, Procedural Clerk
Library of Parliament
• Clare Annett, Analyst
• Dominique Montpetit, Analyst
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the committee commenced its study of National Human Trafficking Awareness Day.

ORDERED, — That the Chair present the following report to the House:
The committee recommends that, given the unanimous declaration of the House on Thursday, February 22, 2007, to condemn all forms of human trafficking and slavery, the House:
(a) encourage Canadians to hear from victims and survivors of human trafficking;
(b) encourage Canadians to raise awareness of the magnitude of modern-day slavery in Canada and abroad and to take steps to combat human trafficking; and
(c) recognize the 22nd day of February as National Human Trafficking Awareness Day.

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

At 10:58 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 11:14 a.m., the sitting resumed in public.

Direct Sellers Association of Canada
• Peter Maddox, President
Grape Growers of Ontario
• Debbie Zimmerman, Chief Executive Officer
As an individual
• Lorie Johanson
• Wendy Rewerts
Central Alberta Victim and Witness Support Society
• Louise Rellis, Administrative and Client Support
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the committee on Tuesday, October 27, 2020, the committee resumed its study of the challenges faced by women living in rural communities.

Peter Maddox and Debbie Zimmerman made statements and answered questions.

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

At 12:02 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Lorie Johanson, Wendy Rewerts and Louise Rellis made statements and answered questions.

At 12:57 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Stephanie Bond
Clerk of the Committee