Episode List

In Committee from the House of Commons - Status of Women - March 7, 2017 - Part 1
Committee members continue their study on the economic security of women in Canada. The committee is examining how to improve women’s economic security and ensure the equal participation of women in the Canadian economy.The first panel is made up of Diana Sarosi (senior policy advisor, Oxfam Canada), Jennifer Howard (executive director, Public Service Alliance of Canada) and Lisa Kelly (director of the women's department, Unifor). MPs then hear from Kate McInturff (senior researcher, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives), Vicky Smallman (national director, women's and human rights) and Angella MacEwen (senior economist), who are both with the Canadian Labour Congress, and Canada Without Poverty representatives Megan Hooft (deputy director) and Michèle Biss (legal education and outreach coordinator). (March 7, 2017)

In Committee from the House of Commons - Justice and Human Rights - February 21, 2017
The committee continues its study of a bill that aims to crack down on hate-based property damage, vandalism and other acts of criminal mischief. Bill C-305 would extend the legal protection given to houses of worship to include schools, day care centres, colleges, universities, community centres, seniors' residences and cultural centres. It would also add sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of hate-motivating criteria. Liberal MP Chandra Arya tabled C-305 in November 2016.MPs hear from the following witnesses: Michael Mostyn (chief executive officer, B'nai Brith Canada); Richard Marceau (general counsel and senior political advisor, Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs); Kristopher Wells (faculty director, Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services, University of Alberta); and Mickey Wilson, (executive director, Pride Centre of Edmonton). (February 21, 2017)

In Committee from the House of Commons - Public Accounts - February 15, 2017
Auditor General Michael Ferguson presents his report on how Correctional Service Canada prepares Indigenous offenders for release back into the community. Correctional Service Canada Commissioner Don Head responds to the report and discusses CSC's commitment to improving results for Indigenous offenders. Senior deputy commissioner Anne Kelly also testifies. Ferguson then discusses his report on First Nations specific claims. Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada officials Joe Wild (senior assistant deputy minister of treaties and Aboriginal government) and Stephen Gagnon (director general of the specific claims branch) discuss the department's ongoing work to improve the process that is in place for resolving specific claims. (February 15, 2017)

In Committee from the House of Commons - Finance - February 1, 2017
Mortgage brokers, home builders, and insurance companies appear at the Commons finance committee, which is studying Canada’s real estate market and the future of home ownership.The first panel is made up of the following witnesses: Canadian Mortgage Brokers Association representatives Ajay Soni, national president), Nicholas Hamblin (president, Atlantic Chapter) and Kim McKenney (secretary and board member, Ontario Chapter); François Vincent (policy director) and Georges Lambert (senior economist) with the Association des professionnels de la construction et de l'habitation du Québec; Michael Lloyd (team lead, DLC Canadian Mortgage Experts); and Paul Taylor (president and CEO, Mortgage Professionals Canada).MPS then hear from Stephen Smith (chair and CEO, First National Financial); Andrew Charles (president and CEO, Canada Guaranty Mortgage Insurance Company); Bob Finnigan (president, Canadian Home Builders' Association); and Nova Scotia Home Builders' Association representatives Sherry Donovan (CEO) and Tamara Barker Watson (president). (February 1, 2017)

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