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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights

First Session, Forty-second Parliament, 2015-16

Chair: The Honourable JIM MUNSON

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Issue No. 9

Eighth and ninth meetings:

Issues relating to human rights and, inter alia, to review the machinery of government dealing with Canada's international and national human rights obligations


Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Status of Women Canada:

Justine Akman, Director General, Policy and External Relations;

Vaughn Charlton, Manager, Gender-Based Analysis.

Privy Council Office:

François Daigle, Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet, Social Development Policy.

Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat:

Renée LaFontaine, Assistant Secretary and Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Services Sector.

As an individual:

Kathleen Lahey, Law Professor, Queen's University.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

European Women's Lobby:

Joanna Maycock, Secretary General (by video conference).

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives:

Kate McInturff, Senior Researcher.

Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action:

Shelagh Day, Co-Founder (by video conference).


The Honourable Jim Munson, Chair

The Honourable Salma Ataullahjan, Deputy Chair


The Honourable Senators:

        Andreychuk, Beyak, *Carignan, P.C. (or Martin), Gagné, *Harder, P.C. (or Bellemare), Hubley, Martin, Nancy Ruth, Ngo, Omidvar

*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 Beyak replaced the Honourable Senator Ataullahjan (October 5, 2016).