MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Meeting No. 9
Tuesday, December 14, 1999
The Standing Committe on Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities met at 11:48 a.m. this day, in Room 308, West Block, the Chair, Peter Adams, presiding.
Member(s) of the Committee present: Peter Adams, Paul Crête, Libby Davies, Jean Dubé, John Godfrey, Dale Johnston, Larry McCormick, Rey Pagtakhan, Andy Scott and Maurice Vellacott.
Acting Member(s) present: Carolyn Bennett for Bonnie Brown, Eric Lowther for Diane Ablonczy, Reg Belair for Raymonde Folco and Murray Calder for Karen Redman.
In attendance: From the Library of Parliament: Sandra Harder, Researcher; Kevin Kerr, Researcher; Bill Young, Researcher.
Witness(es): From the Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation: Norman Riddell, Executive Director and CEO; Jean Lapierre, Director of Communications; Alex Usher, Senior Policy Advisor.
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), study on matters relating to the mandate, management and operation of the Department or departments of government which are assigned to them from time to time by the House
Norman Riddell made a statement and answered questions.
At 12:46 p.m., On a motion by Libby Davies, it was agreed,-
That the deadline for application for the 2000 Centennial Flame Research Award be April 30, 2000 and that the amount of the award for 1999 be $3000.
That a press release be issued inviting candidates for the 2000 Centennial Flame Research Award; that the press release be posted on the Committee's Internet site; and that it also be prepared in alternate media formats.
That the Centennial Flame Award file be delegated to the Sub-Committee on the Status of Persons with Disabilities.
At 12:47 p.m. the Committee proceeded to sit in camera to consider the report of the Sub-Committee on Children & Youth at Risk.
It was moved, -- That the interim report of the Sub-Committee on Children & Youth at Risk be adopted as amended as the First Report of the Standing Committee on Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities.
After debate, the question being put on the motion, it was agreed to.
It was agreed, -- That the Clerk be authorized to make such editorial and typographical changes as necessary without changing the substance of the report and
That the Chair be authorized to present the report to the House.
It was agreed, -- That the Committee authorize the printing of the dissenting opinions as an appendix to this report immediately following the signature of the Chair; that the dissenting opinions be limited to not more than 3 pages; and that the dissenting opinions be delivered in both official languages to the Clerk of the Committee not later than Wednesday, December 15, 1999 at noon.
At 1:15 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.
Clerk of the Committee