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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


Monday, June 11, 2018
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Thursday, June 14, 2018

Issue No. 31

First, second and third meetings:
Bill C-65, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (harassment and violence), the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the BudgetImplementation Act, 2017, No. 1

INCLUDING:
THE FIFTEENTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Bill C-65, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (harassment and violence), the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1)


APPEARING

The Honourable Patricia Hajdu, P.C., M.P., Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour


WITNESSES

Monday, June 11, 2018

Senate of Canada:

Diane Blais, Interim Lead, Human Resources Partnerships;

Vanessa Bastos, Lead, People, Culture and Inclusion;

Diane McCullagh, Chief Human Resources Officer.

Canadian Human Rights Commission:

Marie-Claude Landry, Chief Commissioner;

Marcella Daye, Senior Policy Advisor, Policy, Research and International Division;

Fiona Keith, Senior Legal Counsel, Human Rights Protection Branch.

Public Services and Procurement Canada:

Charles Bernard, Director General, Portfolio and Government Affairs.

Employment and Social Development Canada:

Lori Sterling, Deputy Minister, Labour Program;

Brenda Baxter, Director General, Workplace Directorate, Labour Program;

Barbara Moran, Director General, Strategic Policy, Analysis and Workplace Information.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Pink Larkin:

Gail Gatchalian, Lawyer and Workplace Investigator (by video conference).

Native Women's Association of Canada:

Francyne Joe, President.

National Association of Women and the Law:

Anne Levesque, Co-Chair of the National Steering Committee;

Suki Beavers, Project Director.

As individuals:

Phanikiran Radhakrishnan, Associate Professor, University of Toronto;

Witness A;

Witness B;

Witness C;

Witness D;

Witness E.


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:

Cormier, *Day (or Mercer), *Harder, P.C. (or Bellemare), (or Mitchell), Hartling, Housakos, Ngo, Pate, Seidman, *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 Housakos replaced the Honourable Senator Andreychuk (June 14, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Pate replaced the Honourable Senator McPhedran (June 14, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Seidman replaced the Honourable Senator Martin (June 14, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Cormier replaced the Honourable Senator Deacon (Ontario) (June 13, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Deacon (Ontario) replaced the Honourable Senator Cormier (June 13, 2018).

The Honourable Senator McPhedran replaced the Honourable Senator Pate (June 13, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Cormier replaced the Honourable Senator Brazeau (June 13, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Brazeau replaced the Honourable Senator Boyer (June 12, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Boyer replaced the Honourable Senator Brazeau (June 11, 2018).

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