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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Human Rights

Second Session, Forty-first Parliament, 2013-14-15

Chair: The Honourable MOBINA S. B. JAFFER

Thursday, May 28, 2015 (in camera)
Thursday, June 4, 2015
Monday, June 8, 2015

Issue No. 18

Twelfth and thirteenth meetings:
Study the international mechanisms toward improving cooperation in the settlement of cross-border family disputes, including Canada's actions to encourage universal adherence to and compliance with the Hague Abductions Convention, and to strengthen cooperation with non-Hague State Parties with the purpose of upholding children's best interests

Second meeting:
Study on issues of discrimination in the hiring and promotion practices of the Federal Public Service, to study the extent to which targets to achieve employment equity are being met, and to examine labour market outcomes for minority groups in the private sector

Eighth meeting:
Monitor issues relating to human rights and, inter alia, to review the machinery of government dealing with Canada's international and national human rights obligations


Thursday, June 4, 2015

Public Service Alliance of Canada:

Jeannie Baldwin, PSAC Regional Executive Vice-President (Atlantic region);

Seema Lamba, PSAC Human Rights Officer.

Public Service Commission of Canada:

Christine Donoghue, Acting President;

Jacqueline Bogden, Vice President, Audit and Data Services Branch.

Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat:

Mary Anne Stevens, Director, Policy and Legislation (Values and Ethics), Office of the Chief Human Resources Officer;

Daniel Watson, Chief Human Resources Officer.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Export Development Canada:

Signi Schneider, Vice-President, Environment and Corporate Responsibility.

Canadian Apparel Federation:

Bob Kirke, Executive Director.

Radical Design Ltd:

Barry Laxer, President.

Fairtrade Canada:

Shannon Brown, Director, Business Development and Commercial Relations;

Sofia Molina, Category Specialist for Coffee.

Maquila Solidarity Network (MSN):

Bob Jeffcott, Co-founder and Policy Analyst (by video conference).

Solidarity Center:

Shawna Bader-Blau, Executive Director.


The Honourable Mobina S. B. Jaffer, Chair

The Honourable Salma Ataullahjan, Deputy Chair


The Honourable Senators:

Andreychuk, *Carignan, P.C. (or Martin), *Cowan (or Fraser), Eaton, Eggleton, P.C., Hubley, Marshall, Ngo, Tannas

*Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)

Change in membership of the committee:

Pursuant to rule 12-5, membership of the committee was amended as follows:

The Honourable Senator Marshall replaced the Honourable Senator Nancy Ruth (June 8, 2015).

The Honourable Senator Tannas replaced the Honourable Senator Rivard (May 14, 2015).