The Standing Committee on the Status of Women met at 3:30 p.m. this day, in Room 228, La Promenade Building, the Chair, Irene Mathyssen, presiding.
Members of the Committee present: Dan Albas, Stella Ambler, Joyce Bateman, Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet, Ruth Ellen Brosseau, Mylène Freeman, Roxanne James, Irene Mathyssen, Hon. Judy Sgro, Susan Truppe and Wai Young.
Acting Members present: Patricia Davidson for Susan Truppe and Mark Strahl for Dan Albas.
In attendance: Library of Parliament: Havi Echenberg, Analyst; Laura Munn-Rivard, Analyst.
Witnesses: DisAbled Women's Network of Canada: Bonnie Brayton, National Executive Director. Canadian Council on Social Development: Peggy Taillon, President and Chief Executive Officer. National Centre for First Nations Governance: Jocelyne Wasacase-Merasty, Regional Manager, Prairie Region. First People's House: Paige Isaac, Coordinator.
Bonnie Brayton and Peggy Taillon made statements and answered questions.
At 4:20 p.m., the sitting was suspended.
At 4:22 p.m., the sitting resumed.
Jocelyne Wasacase-Merasty, by videoconference from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and Paige Isaac, by videoconference from Montréal, Québec, made statements and answered questions.
At 5:17 p.m., by unanimous consent and pursuant to Standing Order 115(5), it was agreed that the Committee continue to sit.
At 5:18 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.
Marlene SandovalClerk of the Committee