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Minutes of Proceedings

44th Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 82
Thursday, May 18, 2023, 3:55 p.m. to 5:31 p.m.
Kevin Waugh, Vice-Chair (Conservative)

Library of Parliament
• Gabrielle de Billy Brown, Analyst
The committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to committee business.


Martin Champoux moved, — That, in the context of the study on safe sports in Canada, the Committee demands that Gymnastics Canada or former members of the board - William Thompson, Jack Payne, or Lynne Smith - provide a copy of the internal report conducted by Shearer Parnega, completed around May 2018, regarding the toxic environment within Gymnastics Canada; that the Committee also requests a copy of Gymnastics Canada's statement upon the resignation of Executive Director Peter Nichol and High-Performance Director Karl Balish; these documents should be sent to the Committee Clerk no later than 4:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, May 25, 2023.

After debate, the question was put on the motion and it was agreed to.

Office of the Auditor General
• Karen Hogan, Auditor General
• Sami Hannoush, Principal
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the committee on Monday, May 8, 2023, the committee commenced consideration of report two of the Auditor General of Canada - Connectivity in Rural and Remote Areas.

Karen Hogan made a statement and, with Sami Hannoush, answered questions.

Rachael Thomas gave notice of the following motion:

That the committee immediately undertake a study regarding the recently announced changes to the Canadian passport; in particular the decision by the government to remove images that reflected Canadian culture and history; that the Minister of Heritage be invited to appear as part of this study; that this study consist of three meetings; that witness lists be due within five days of the adoption of this motion; and that the committee report its findings and recommendations to the House


Rachael Thomas moved, — That, considering the Auditor General report tabled on Monday, March 27th titled “Connectivity in Rural and Remote Areas," the committee summon Vicky Eatrides, Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission, to testify before committee as soon as possible for no less than two hours.

Debate arose thereon.

At 5:31 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Michael MacPherson
Clerk of the committee