The Standing Committee on Official Languages met at 8:45 a.m. this day, in Room C-110, 1 Wellington Street, the Chair, the Hon. Michael D. Chong, presiding.
Members of the Committee present: Hon. Mauril Bélanger, Ray Boughen, Hon. Michael D. Chong, Yvon Godin, Dan Harris, Costas Menegakis, Élaine Michaud, Bernard Trottier, John Weston and John Williamson.
Acting Members present: Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet for Robert Aubin and Blake Richards for Jacques Gourde.
In attendance: Library of Parliament: Lucie Lecomte, Analyst.
Witnesses: English Language Arts Network Quebec: Charles Childs, President; Guy Rodgers, Executive Director. Quebec English School Boards Association: David D'Aoust, President; Michael Chiasson, Executive Committee Member; David Birnbaum, Executive Director. Townshippers' Association: Gerald Cutting, President; Ingrid Marini, Executive Director.
Charles Childs, Guy Rodgers, David D'Aoust, Michael Chiasson and Gerald Cutting made statements and, with David Birnbaum and Ingrid Marini, answered questions.
At 10:31 a.m., the sitting was suspended.
At 10:33 a.m., the sitting resumed in camera.
At 10:45 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.
Simon LaroucheClerk of the Committee