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Minutes of Proceedings

44th Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 33
Thursday, October 6, 2022, 11:02 a.m. to 1:06 p.m.
René Arseneault, Chair (Liberal)

House of Commons
• Alexie Labelle, Procedural Clerk
Library of Parliament
• Lucie Lecomte, Analyst
• Emilie Lusson, Research Assistant
As an individual
• Houston Rifai, Public Policy and Public Administration Student, Youth Advisory Committee, Bishop's Forum
• Guillaume Rousseau, Full Professor, Faculty of Law, Université de Sherbrooke
• Arielle Warten, Sociology Student, Youth Advisory Committee, Bishop's Forum
Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages
• Raymond Théberge, Commissioner of Official Languages
• Isabelle Gervais, Assistant Commissioner, Compliance Assurance Branch
• Pierre Leduc, Assistant Commissioner, Policy and Communications Branch
• Pascale Giguère, General Counsel, Legal Affairs Branch
Pursuant to the order of reference of Monday, May 30, 2022, the committee resumed consideration of Bill C-13, An Act to amend the Official Languages Act, to enact the Use of French in Federally Regulated Private Businesses Act and to make related amendments to other Acts.

Raymond Théberge made a statement and answered questions.

At 12:01 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:04 p.m., the sitting resumed.

At 12:06 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:08 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Arielle Warten, Houston Rifai and Guillaume Rousseau made statements and answered questions.


Joël Godin moved, — That, in the context of the study of Bill C-13, and given the issues raised by the Commissioner's brief, the Minister of Official Languages, the Minister of Canadian Heritage and the Secretary of the Treasury Board be invited to appear for two hours per minister as of Tuesday, October 18, 2022, for an appearance as soon as possible.

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

At 1:06 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Michelle Legault
Clerk of the committee