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Minutes of Proceedings

43rd Parliament, 2nd Session
Meeting 31
Thursday, April 29, 2021, 11:02 a.m. to 1:12 p.m.
Iqra Khalid, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Lyne Casavant, Analyst
• Julia Nicol, Analyst
• Dana Phillips, Analyst
The committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to committee business.

It was agreed, — That a proposed budget in the amount of $1,775, for the study of the Impact of COVID-19 on the Judicial System, be adopted.

As an individual
• Todd McCarthy, Barrister and Solicitor
• Joshua Sealy-Harrington, Incoming Assistant Professor, Lincoln Alexander School of Law, Ryerson University, and Lawyer, Power Law
Professional Transcriptionists and Court Reporters Association of Ontario
• Joanne Hardie, President
Criminal Lawyers' Association of Ontario
• John Struthers, President
• Daniel Brown, Vice-President
Indigenous Bar Association in Canada
• Drew Lafond, President
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the committee on Tuesday, February 2, 2021, the committee resumed its study of the impact of COVID-19 on the judicial system.

Todd McCarthy and Joanne Hardie made statements and answered questions.

At 11:57 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

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

Joshua Sealy-Harrington, Daniel Brown, John Struthers and Drew Lafond made statements and answered questions.

At 1:12 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Marc-Olivier Girard
Clerk of the Committee