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Minutes of Proceedings

44th Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 82
Monday, December 11, 2023, 11:01 a.m. to 1:01 p.m.
René Arseneault, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Lucie Lecomte, Analyst
Alliance des femmes de la francophonie canadienne
• Soukaina Boutiyeb, Executive Director
• Nour Enayeh, President
Conseil de développement économique de l’Alberta
• Étienne Alary, Executive Director
• Elisa Brosseau, Chair, Alberta Bilingual Municipalities Association
Provincial Employment Roundtable
• Nicholas Salter, Executive Director
• Chad Walcott, Director of Engagement and Communications
Société de la francophonie manitobaine
• Daniel Boucher, Executive Director
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(f) and the motion adopted by the committee on Wednesday, September 20, 2023, the committee resumed its study of economic development of official language minority communities.

Nour Enayeh and Nicholas Salter made statements and, with the Soukaina Boutiyeb and Chad Walcott, answered questions.

Niki Ashton gave notice of the following motion:

Due to the announcement of significant job cuts at CBC/Radio-Canada, the committee expresses deep concern about the implications for access to information for Francophones across Canada and Quebecers, as well as for the workers who will be affected. The committee strongly condemns this decision and formally requests Catherine Tait, CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada, to testify for no longer than one session to provide clarification on the reasons behind and the strategic vision of CBC/Radio-Canada concerning these substantial cuts.

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

At 12:06 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Étienne Alary, Elisa Brosseau and Daniel Boucher made statements and answered questions.

At 1:01 p.m., the committe adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Audrée Dallaire
Clerk of the committee