Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Issue 3 - Minutes of Proceedings
OTTAWA, Monday, October 31, 2011
The Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights met this day, at 4:03 p.m., in room 257, East Block, the Chair, the Honourable Mobina S. B. Jaffer, presiding.
Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Andreychuk, Ataullahjan, Hubley, Jaffer, Martin, Nancy Ruth, Oliver and Zimmer (8).
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, October 26, 2011, the committee began its examination of issues of discrimination in the hiring and promotion practices of the Federal Public Service, to study the extent to which targets to achieve employment equity are being met, and to examine labour market outcomes for minority groups in the private sector.
Public Service Commission of Canada:
Maria Barrados, President;
Hélène Laurendeau, Senior Vice-President;
Paula Green, Director General, Equity and Diversity.
Ms. Barrados made a statement and, together with Ms. Green, answered questions.
At 5:45 p.m., the committee suspended.
At 5:55 p.m., the committee resumed in camera and, pursuant to rule 92(2)(e), considered a draft agenda.
It was agreed that senators' staff be permitted to remain in the room for the in camera meeting.
At 6:44 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.
Clerk of the Committee