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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Human Rights

First Session, Forty-second Parliament, 2015-16-17-18

Chair: The Honourable WANDA ELAINE THOMAS BERNARD


Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Issue No. 30

First and second meetings:
Bill C-309, An Act to establish Gender Equality Week

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

Second meeting:
Bill S-240, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (trafficking in human organs)

INCLUDING:
THE ELEVENTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Bill C-309, An Act to establish Gender Equality Week)
THE TWELFTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Bill S-240, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act)
THE THIRTEENTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Special Study Budget: Study issues relating to the human rights of prisoners)
THE FOURTEENTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Promoting Human Rights — Canada's Approach to its Export Sector)


WITNESSES

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Sven Spengemann, Member of Parliament for Mississauga—Lakeshore, sponsor of the bill.

Status of Women Canada:

Nanci-Jean Waugh, Director General, Communications and Public Affairs Directorate.

As individuals:

Anjum Mullick, Director of Engineering Services, Business Planning and Support, City of Edmonton (by video conference);

Annie Chau, Project Coordinator, Advancing Women's Equality, Antigonish Women's Resource Centre & Sexual Assault Services Association.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

As an individual:

The Honourable Bob Rae, P.C., C.C., O.Ont., Q.C., Special Envoy of the Prime Minister to Myanmar.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Wanda Elaine Thomas Bernard, Chair

The Honourable Salma Ataullahjan, Deputy Chair

The Honourable Jane Cordy, Deputy Chair

and

The Honourable Senators:

Andreychuk, *Day (or Mercer), *Harder, P.C. (or Bellemare) (or Mitchell), Hartling, Martin, Ngo, Omidvar, Pate, *Smith (or Martin), *Woo (or Saint-Germain)

*Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)

Changes in membership of the committee:

Pursuant to rule 12-5 and to the order of the Senate of November 7, 2017, membership of the committee was amended as follows:

The Honourable Senator Omidvar replaced the Honourable Senator Brazeau (June 6, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Brazeau replaced the Honourable Senator Boyer (May 31, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Boyer replaced the Honourable Senator Brazeau (May 29, 2018).