Skip to main content
Start of content

FAAE Committee Meeting

Notices of Meeting include information about the subject matter to be examined by the committee and date, time and place of the meeting, as well as a list of any witnesses scheduled to appear. The Evidence is the edited and revised transcript of what is said before a committee. The Minutes of Proceedings are the official record of the business conducted by the committee at a sitting.

For an advanced search, use Publication Search tool.

If you have any questions or comments regarding the accessibility of this publication, please contact us at

Previous day publication Next day publication

Minutes of Proceedings

44th Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 53
Thursday, March 9, 2023, 11:03 a.m. to 1:08 p.m.
Ali Ehsassi, Chair (Liberal)

House of Commons
• Hilary Smyth, Procedural Clerk
Library of Parliament
• Allison Goody, Analyst
• Billy Joe Siekierski, Analyst
National Women's Civic Association
• Dr. Maria Cristina Rodriguez Garcia, Research Consultant, Political Narratives and Women's Affairs
Oxfam Canada
• Lauren Ravon, Executive Director
• Béatrice Vaugrante, Executive Director, Oxfam-Québec
United Nations Population Fund
• Dr. Natalia Kanem, Executive Director and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations
Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada
• Dr. Diane Francoeur, Chief Executive Officer
• Dr. Jocelynn Cook, Chief Scientific Officer
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the committee on Monday, June 20, 2022, the committee resumed its study of the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women globally.

Maria Cristina Rodriguez Garcia and Béatrice Vaugrante made statements and, with Lauren Ravon, answered questions.

At 12:02 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

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

Natalia Kanem and Diane Francoeur made statements and, with Jocelynn Cook, answered questions.

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

It was agreed, — That, in relation to the study of the security at the borders between Azerbaijan and Armenia and the study of the situation at the Russia-Ukraine border and implications for peace and security, the proposed budget in the amount of $ 319,602.69, for the committee’s travel to Armenia, Azerbaijan and Poland in the spring-summer 2023, be adopted.

At 1:08 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Ariane Gagné-Frégeau
Clerk of the committee