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Minutes of Proceedings

43rd Parliament, 2nd Session
Meeting 19
Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 10:57 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Webcast
Presiding
Marilyn Gladu, Chair (Conservative)

House of Commons
• Leif-Erik Aune, Procedural Clerk
 
Library of Parliament
• Clare Annett, Analyst
• Dominique Montpetit, Analyst
Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women
• Jacqueline Neapole, Executive Director
International Labour Organization
• Laura Addati, Policy Specialist, Women’s Economic Empowerment
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the committee on Tuesday, October 27, 2020, the committee resumed its study of women’s unpaid work.

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.

At 11:59 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:05 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee commenced its study of the treatment of women within the Department of National Defence.

It was agreed, — That the committee adopt the report entitled "A Force for Change: Creating a Culture of Equality for Women in the Canadian Armed Forces" adopted during the first Session of the 42nd Parliament.

It was agreed, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 109, the committee request that the government table a comprehensive response to the report.

ORDERED, — That the Chair present the report to the House.

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

It was agreed, — That all documents submitted for committee business that do not come from a federal department, a member's office, or that have not been translated by the Translation Bureau be sent for prior linguistic review by the Translation Bureau before being distributed to members.

It was agreed, — That the clerk inform each witness who is to appear before the committee that the House administration support team must conduct technical tests to check the connectivity and the equipment used to ensure the best possible sound quality; and that the Chair advise the committee, at the start of each meeting, of any witness who did not perform the required technical tests.

At 1:00 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Stephanie Bond
Clerk of the Committee