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Minutes of Proceedings

44th Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 40
Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 10:08 a.m. to 2:05 p.m.
In Camera
Presiding
Hon. Hedy Fry, Chair (Liberal)

• Andréanne Larouche for Martin Champoux (Bloc Québécois)
• Sébastien Lemire for Martin Champoux (Bloc Québécois)
• Richard Martel for Hon. Tim Uppal (Conservative)
• Karen Vecchio for Rachael Thomas (Conservative)
Library of Parliament
• Marion Ménard, Analyst
• Gabrielle de Billy Brown, Analyst
The committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to committee business.

It was agreed, — That the committee permit members to quote from the Hockey Canada minutes of board meetings, if relevant to the committee study, but not disclose personal information of any individual contained therein.

It was agreed, — That the Third Report from the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure, which read as follows, be concurred in:

  1. That David Andrews, Scott Smith, and Tom Renney be permitted to be assisted by counsel during their appearance on Wednesday, July 27, 2022, concerning Hockey Canada’s involvement in alleged sexual assaults committed in 2018.
  2. That, notwithstanding the motion adopted by the committee on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, in relation to the study of Hockey Canada’s involvement in alleged sexual assaults committed in 2018, the committee acknowledge Nicole Mulligan’s response that she is currently unable to appear before it and agree that a summons for her presence on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, not be issued.
  3. ORDERED – That the Chair write to Hockey Canada on behalf of the committee to order Hockey Canada to submit all documents specified in the committee’s motion of Wednesday, June 22, 2022, regarding the production of documents; and that all documents be provided in both redacted and unredacted form to the Office of the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel for them to assess whether they agree with the redactions proposed by Hockey Canada and report back to the committee.
  4. That, on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, on the study of Hockey Canada’s involvement in alleged sexual assaults committed in 2018, the committee meet for one hour in camera with the Office of the Law Clerk and Legal Counsel, followed by three hours of public testimony.
  5. That, on Wednesday, July 27, 2022, on the study of Hockey Canada’s involvement in alleged sexual assaults committed in 2018, the committee meet for three hours with officials from Hockey Canada, Glenn McCurdie, the Canadian Hockey League, the Ontario Hockey League, the Western Hockey League, and the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League; and that Barry Lorenzetti and invited officials from AIG Insurance Company of Canada testify for one hour.
  6. That the committee agree to invite representatives from Henein Hutchinson on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, in a public session.
  7. That the proposed supplementary budget in the amount of $ 15,000, for the study of Hockey Canada’s involvement in alleged sexual assaults committed in 2018, be adopted.
  8. That only documents published on the committee’s website be provided for public access.
  9. That the redacted and unredacted documents submitted by Hockey Canada be distributed to committee members only.

It was agreed, — That the proposed supplementary budget in the amount of $ 15,000, for the study of Hockey Canada’s involvement in alleged sexual assaults committed in 2018, be adopted.

At 10:59 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 11:07 a.m., the sitting resumed in public.

• Hon. Pascale St-Onge, P.C., M.P., Minister of Sport
Department of Canadian Heritage
• Isabelle Mondou, Deputy Minister
• Michel Ruest, Senior Director, Programs, Sport Canada Branch
Henein Hutchison LLP
• Danielle Robitaille, Partner
House of Commons
• Michel Bédard, Deputy Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel, Legal Services, Office of the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the order of reference of June 2, 2022, and the motion adopted by the committee on Monday, June 13, 2022, the committee resumed its study of Hockey Canada’s involvement in alleged sexual assaults committed in 2018.

Danielle Robitaille made a statement and answered questions.

It was agreed, — That the Chair direct the witness to answer a question.

At 12:05 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:10 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Michel Ruest made a statement and, with Isabelle Mondou, answered questions.

At 12:49 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:51 p.m., the sitting resumed.

At 12:52 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:52 p.m., the sitting resumed.

At 1:00 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 1:03 p.m., the sitting resumed.

The Minister made a statement and, with the other witnesses, answered questions.

At 2:05 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Justin Vaive
Committee clerk