The Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development studies matters related to international affairs, including Canada’s foreign policy and development assistance. The government department under the Committee's scrutiny is the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development.
The committee has completed study of Bill C-47 which will allow Canada to join the International Arms Trade Treaty. The committee is also undertaking several studies - a study on Counselor services and a study on Canada's relationship with Asia, a study on Canada's engagement in the Arctic, and a study on the developing situations in Somalia, South Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
7th June 2018: Anita asks a question of International Development & La Francophonie Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau regarding funding for international election observer missions.
6th June 2018: Anita asks a question of Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland about the situation in Venezuela.
The Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics studies matters related to the Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada and the Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying of Canada, and certain issues related to the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner.
The committee is currently undertaking a study on Privacy and Digital Government Services.
29th May 2018: Anita questions Christopher Wylie during the Ethics Committee Investigation of the Data Breach Involving Cambridge Analytica and Facebook.
The committee is currently studying women's economic security. We encourage you to submit a brief to the committee.
The committee's recent report on Violence against Young Women and Girls was recently featured on the front page of the Globe and Mail. Read the comprehensive report and its recommendations.
Anita was proud to chair the Special Committee on Pay Equity, which tabled its final report in June 2016. The report calls for proactive pay equity legislation that recognizes pay equity for men and women as a human right. Read the full report here:
Watch Anita's Speech on Pay Equity
Anita Tables the final report on Pay Equity:
Read the report on Moving Toward a Modern, Efficient, Inclusive and Family-Friendly Parliament:
Watch Anita's Question in the Justice Committee about Supreme Court Appointments