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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Human Rights

First Session, Forty-second Parliament, 2015-16-17-18-19


Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 (in camera)

Issue No. 37

Fifth and sixth meetings:
Examine and 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

Thirty-first and thirty-second meetings:
Study on the issues relating to the human rights of prisoners in the correctional system


Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Canadian Human Rights Commission:

Marie-Claude Landry, Chief Commissioner;

Monette Maillet, Deputy Executive Director and Senior General Counsel.

As individuals:

Robyn Maynard, Author of Policing Black Lives: State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present (by video conference);

Alice Kim.

Membertou Band Council:

Cheryl Knockwood, Governance Coordinator (by video conference).

Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children:

Kathy Vandergrift, Chair.

International Federation of Journalists:

Martin O'Hanlon, Chair, CWA Canada, The Media Union.

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees:

Jean-Nicolas Beuze, UNHCR Representative in Canada.

Plan International Canada:

Mohammed Emrul Hasan, Vice President, Program Effectiveness and Quality.


The Honourable Wanda Elaine Thomas Bernard, Chair

The Honourable Salma Ataullahjan, Deputy Chair

The Honourable Jane Cordy, Deputy Chair


The Honourable Senators:

Boyer, Brazeau, *Day (or Mercer), *Harder, P.C. (or Bellemare) (or Mitchell), Hartling, Ngo, Pate, Plett, *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 orders of the Senate of November 7, 2017 and of November 20, 2018, membership of the committee was amended as follows:

The Honourable Senator Plett was added to the membership (December 10, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Andreychuk was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (December 10, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Hartling replaced the Honourable Senator Simons (November 28, 2018).