Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Issue 26 - Minutes of Proceedings - May 6, 2013
OTTAWA, Monday, May 6, 2013
The Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights met this day, at 4 p.m. in
room 160-S, Centre Block, the chair, the Honourable Mobina S. B. Jaffer,
Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators
Ataullahjan, Harb, Hubley, Jaffer, Ngo, Oh and White (8).
Other senators present: The Honourable Senators Andreychuk and
Nancy Ruth (2).
In attendance: Julian Walker, Analyst, Parliamentary Information
and Research Service, Library of Parliament.
Also in attendance: The official reporters of the Senate.
Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Wednesday,
June 22, 2011, the committee continued its examination of issues relating to
human rights and, inter alia, to review the machinery of government dealing
with Canada's international and national human rights obligations. (Federal
programs supporting sports and recreational activities for children and
youth with disabilities) (For complete text of the order of reference,
see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 1.)
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada:
Marie Gervais-Vidricaire, Director General, Stabilisation and
Reconstruction Task Force;
Jim Junke, Director, Human Rights Policy Division.
Major-General Michael Day, Director General, International Security
Canadian International Development Agency:
Lilian Chatterjee, Director General, Thematic and Sectoral Policy,
Strategic Policy and Performance Branch.
Ann Livingstone, Vice-President, Research and Learning Design.
University of Winnipeg Global College:
Marilou McPhedran, Director, Institute for International Women's
International Civil Society Action Network:
Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini, Co-founder.
Initiative on Quiet Diplomacy:
Barry Parkinson, Associate.
The chair made opening remarks.
Ms. Gervais-Vidricaire and Major-General Day each made a presentation
and, with Ms. Chatterjee and Mr. Junke, answered questions.
At 4:59 p.m., the committee suspended.
At 5:02 p.m., the committee resumed.
Ms. Livingstone, Ms. McPherdran, Mr. Parkinson and Ms. Naraghi-Anderlini
each made a presentation and answered questions.
At 6 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.