Meeting No. 59
Tuesday, April 23, 2002
The Standing Committee on Human Resources Development and
the Status of Persons with Disabilities met at 10:37 a.m. this day, in Room
209, West Block, the Chair, Judi Longfield, presiding.
Member(s) of the Committee present: Libby Davies, Reed Elley,
Raymonde Folco, Monique Guay, Judi Longfield, Gurbax Malhi, Monte Solberg,
Diane St-Jacques and Alan Tonks.
Acting Member(s) present: Claude Duplain for Serge Marcil.
In attendance: From the Library of Parliament: Bill Young,
Witness(es): From the Department of Human Resources Development:
Phil Jensen, Assistant Deputy Minister, Employment Programs Branch; Mike
Saucier, Director General, Labour Market Directorate; Jane Clinckett, Special
Advisor, Office of Disability Issues. From the Women in Trades and
Technology National Network: Kathryn Running, Employment Equity Contract
Consultant; Kim Leslie, Past National Coordinator. From the "Comité d'adaptation de la Main
d'oeuvre pour personnes handicapées": Jérôme Di Giovanni, Executive Director. From
the Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work: Joan Westland, Former
Executive Director. From
the "Comité d'adaptation de la main-d'oeuvre (CAMO) pour personnes
Mamadou Diop, Regions Development Officer. From the Canadian
Association of University Teachers: Rosemary Morgan, Legal Counsel. From
the Canadian Media Guild: Barbara Saxberg, Vice-President, Equity &
Pursuant to its Order of Reference
dated December 3rd, 2001 and to section 44 of the Employment Equity Act, the
Committee resumed consideration of the statutory review of the Act (See minutes
of Proceedings of December11, 2001 – Meeting No.44).
Phil Jensen made a statement.
Pursuant to Standing Order 106(2),
the Committee proceeded to the election of its Vice-Chair (Opposition).
On a motion of Reed Elley, it was
agreed, -- That Monte Solberg be elected Opposition Vice-Chair of the
Phil Jensen and the other witnesses
from the Department of Human Resources Development answered questions.
Kathryn Running, Jérôme DiGiovanni,
Joan Westland and Mamadou Diop made statements and with the other witness
Rosemary Morgan and Barbara Saxberg
made statements and answered questions.
At 1:48 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.
Clerk of the Committee