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Minutes of Proceedings

44th Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 26
Friday, March 10, 2023, 1:03 p.m. to 3:05 p.m.
Sameer Zuberi, Chair (Liberal)

House of Commons
• Hilary Smyth, Procedural Clerk
Library of Parliament
• Lara Coleman, Analyst
• Philippe Antoine Gagnon, Analyst
As an individual
• Kaveh Shahrooz, Lawyer & Senior Fellow, Macdonald-Laurier Institute
Amnesty International Canada
• Ketty Nivyabandi, Secretary General
Equality Fund
• Beatriz Gonzalez Manchón, Co-Vice President, Global Programs
Oxfam Canada
• Lauren Ravon, Executive Director
• Léa Pelletier-Marcotte, Policy Analyst
Women Living Under Muslim Laws
• Dr. Homa Hoodfar, Professor of Anthropology, Emerita
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the subcommittee on Friday, September 23, 2022, the subcommittee resumed its study of the rights and freedoms of women globally and of women in Afghanistan, Iran and Saudi Arabia.

Kaveh Shahrooz, Beatriz Gonzalez Manchón and Homa Hoodfar made statements and answered questions.


Arnold Viersen moved, — That the clerk of the committee be authorized to grant access to the committee's digital binder to the offices of the whips of each recognized party.


The Chair ruled the motion inadmissible as it does not relate to the subject at hand and does not fulfill the 48-hour notice requirement as provided in the routine motion adopted on Monday, January 31, 2022.

At 2:05 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 2:09 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Ketty Nivyabandi and Lauren Ravon made statements and, with Léa Pelletier-Marcotte, answered questions.

The subcommittee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to subcommittee business.

It was agreed, — That the proposed budget in the amount of $ 7,225.00, for the study of Chinese government's residential boarding schools and preschools in the Tibet autonomous region and all Tibetan autonomous prefectures and counties, be adopted.

At 3:05 p.m., the subcommittee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Ariane Gagné-Frégeau
Clerk of the subcommittee