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View Lise Zarac Profile
Lib. (QC)
I am the one who tabled the motion, Ms. Boucher.
Mrs. Sylvie Boucher: I was surprised to see you.
A voice: Ah, ah!
Mrs. Lise Zarac: I tabled it at the last meeting.
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Lib. (QC)
Thank you, Madam Chair.
I would just like to refresh members' memories about the motion. We had decided to change the wording. If you don't mind, I'd like to read the motion to you:
That the Committee recommend that the government conduct a gender-based analysis of all federal funding...
Everything that follows stays the same in English. In French, the wording is: “Que le Comité recommande que le gouvernement effectue une analyse comparative entre les sexes concernant le financement fédéral dans le domaine du sport [...]” The rest of the paragraph stays the same.
In the second paragraph, it says: “That the conclusions of this analysis be made publicly available[...]” We had agreed to replace the word “audit” with the word “analysis” at the last meeting.
View Lise Zarac Profile
Lib. (QC)
The motion in French reads as follows:
Que le Comité recommande que le gouvernement effectue une analyse comparative entre les sexes concernant le financement fédéral dans le domaine du sport selon le sexe, y compris les programmes de financement de Sport Canada, le financement des projets d’infrastructure par Infrastructure Canada ainsi que les contributions aux compétitions sportives canadiennes et internationales tenues au Canada, pour garantir que le financement est distribué sur une base équitable;
Que les résultats de cette analyse soient rendus publics et soient déposés à la Chambre des communes;
Que cette motion fasse l’objet d’un rapport à la Chambre.
Madam Chair, I'd just like to add, since this is International Women's Week, that the Minister responsible for the Status of Women has encouraged young girls and women to participate more. It seems to me this would be a way of opening the door to them and setting an example, to ensure that this is the direction we want to move in.
View Lise Zarac Profile
Lib. (QC)
Without reading the entire motion again, perhaps I could explain what it's all about to Ms. Boucher, since she was not at the last meeting. We were told by government members that the data is already available, but hasn't been compiled yet. So, we're asking for an analysis of all that existing data.
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Lib. (QC)
Yes.
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Lib. (QC)
It's exactly the same thing. The rest of the wording stays the same, Ms. Boucher.
View Michelle Simson Profile
Lib. (ON)
Well, it isn't specific programs or athletes who get it. If you read the motion, it's a recommendation from this committee that the government conduct a gender-based analysis.
I don't think the website says everything compiled here has gone through a gender-based analysis. That's the whole point of the motion: to recommend that this be done on a go-forward basis.
View Michelle Simson Profile
Lib. (ON)
With all due respect, it's not that I'm in favour of turning down a minister from visiting—we've had difficulties getting him to appear—but hearing what he's doing isn't the point. It's a recommendation for the government to conduct gender-based analysis. He could even write to us to say it is being done or it isn't being done. We don't necessarily want to take up the minister's time on this motion. That's the way I see it. I don't know how the rest of my colleagues see it.
View Michelle Simson Profile
Lib. (ON)
There are two separate issues with respect to having the minister on this particular motion. First, I think we have a full calendar in terms of the types of things that we're going to get into. There are various studies that we want to get into. I don't necessarily see it as a priority.
The entire issue with respect to Ms. Neville's motion is to ensure and recommend that gender-based analysis is being done. The reality is that in the 2009 spring report for the Auditor General of Canada, she concluded that:
As stated earlier, there is no government-wide policy requiring that GBA be performed.
That's in the Auditor General's report of 2009.
It flies in the face of the federal government's key policy document concerning gender equality. The title was “Setting the Stage for the Next Century: The Federal Plan for Gender Equality”. It was introduced before the Beijing conference in 1995.
Personally, as much as I'd like to hear about what the minister for Sport Canada is doing, it isn't the issue. It's gender-based analysis that's key here. I don't know why we would waste the minister's time. It's a simple answer: we are either doing it or we're not doing it, or we're going to look at the recommendation or we're not going to look at the recommendation. It's that simple.
View Michelle Simson Profile
Lib. (ON)
Madam Chair, that's an entirely different motion.
I would suggest that we deal with the motion at hand. If my colleague wants to propose that we extend an invitation to discuss with the minister of sport, that's an entirely different issue. I don't think we have to have the fact that this committee would like to extend an invitation to a minister inserted into a motion, and it does change it to the degree that I would argue it's not an amendment in any event.
It sounds to me as though Ms. Boucher has already extended the invitation or had a discussion, because she did say he was willing to appear, which is an entirely different issue. There's nothing wrong with that, but I don't believe that every time we invite a minister, we do a motion.
I'm proposing that what Ms. Neville suggested, together with the changes, is the intent. That's my feeling.
View Lise Zarac Profile
Lib. (QC)
I can support Ms. Demers' amendment because it would actually make the motion clearer. I don't understand why it's all so complicated. We were told several times by departmental officials that gender-based analysis is carried out systematically and that the data already exists.
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Lib. (QC)
Ms. Boucher, I would also be prepared to accept the amendment you have moved. If you don't mind, I'd like to read the motion with the inclusion of Ms. Demers' amendment:
That the Committee recommend that the government conduct a gender-based analysis of all federal funding of sport, including Sport Canada funding programs, funding of sport infrastructure projects by Infrastructure Canada, as well as contributions to Canadian and international athletic competitions hosted in Canada, to ensure that funding is being distributed on an equitable basis;
That the conclusions of this analysis be made publicly available and tabled in the House of Commons;
That the Committee invite the ministers responsible for these departments; and
That this motion be reported to the House.
View Lise Zarac Profile
Lib. (QC)
Perhaps I could explain it to you.
View Lise Zarac Profile
Lib. (QC)
I will read it more slowly:
That the Committee recommend that the government conduct a gender-based analysis of all federal funding of sport, including Sport Canada funding programs, funding of sport infrastructure projects by Infrastructure Canada, as well as contributions to Canadian and international athletic competitions hosted in Canada, to ensure that funding is being distributed on an equitable basis;
That the conclusions of this analysis be made publicly available and tabled in the House of Commons;
That the Committee invite the ministers responsible for these departments; and
That this motion be reported to the House.
That includes the amendments proposed by both Ms. Demers and Ms. Boucher.
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Lib. (QC)
Can we speak to the motion, Madam Chair?
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