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Minutes of Proceedings

43rd Parliament, 2nd Session
Meeting 24
Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 3:35 p.m. to 5:55 p.m.
Webcast
Presiding
Emmanuel Dubourg, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Lucie Lecomte, Analyst
• Hon. Mélanie Joly, Minister of Official Languages
Department of Canadian Heritage
• Denis Racine, Director General, Official Languages Branch
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(f), the committee proceeded to a briefing on the Government of Canada’s Public Reform Document for the Modernization of the Official Languages Act.

The Minister made a statement and answered questions.

At 4:42 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:50 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Société de l'Acadie du Nouveau-Brunswick
• Ali Chaisson, Executive Director
• Alexandre Cédric Doucet, President
Association canadienne-française de l'Alberta
• Isabelle Laurin, Executive Director
• Sheila Risbud, President
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the committee on Tuesday, November 24, 2020, the committee resumed its study of Government Measures to Protect and Promote French in Quebec and in Canada.

At 4:52 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:53 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Alexandre Cédric Doucet and Sheila Risbud made statements and answered questions.

On motion of Alexandre Boulerice, it was agreed, — That the Committee invite the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages to testify and continue the Briefing on the Official Languages Act reform document for a second time.

At 5:55 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Nancy Vohl
Clerk of the Committee