Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Issue 18 - Minutes of Proceedings - June 4, 2015
OTTAWA, Thursday, June 4, 2015
The Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights met this day at 8:01 a.m., in room 9, Victoria Building, the chair,
the Honourable Mobina S. B. Jaffer, presiding.
Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Andreychuk, Ataullahjan, Eaton, Eggleton, P.C.,
Jaffer and Nancy Ruth (6).
In attendance: Julia Nicol and Jean-Philippe Duguay, Analysts, Parliamentary Information and Research Service,
Library of Parliament.
Also present: The official reporters of the Senate.
Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Tuesday, November 19, 2013, the committee continued
its 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 the
minority groups in the private sector. (For complete text of the order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue
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
Daniel Watson, Chief Human Resources Officer.
The chair made a statement.
Ms. Baldwin made a statement and, together with Ms. Lamba, answered questions.
At 8:58 a.m., the committee suspended.
At 9:02 a.m., the committee resumed.
Ms. Donoghue and Ms. Stevens made statements and, together with Mr. Watson and Ms. Bogden, answered
At 10 a.m., pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Thursday, February 27, 2014, the committee
continued its study of 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. (For complete text of the order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 3.)
It was agreed that the following special study budget application for graphic design, for the fiscal year ending March
31, 2016, be approved, for submission to the Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration:
General Expenses $ 1,000
TOTAL $ 1,000
At 10:01 a.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.