Committee on Institutions
General consultation and public hearings on Bill 60: Charter affirming the values of State secularism and religious neutrality and of equality between women and men, and providing a framework for accommodation requests
The Committee on Institutions will be holding public hearings beginning January 14, 2014, as part of its general consultation on Bill 60: Charter affirming the values of State secularism and religious neutrality and of equality between women and men, and providing a framework for accommodation requests.
Participate in the Consultation
Send a brief
Individuals and organizations wishing to express their views on this subject must submit a brief to the Committee’s Secretariat no later than December 20, 2013. Briefs must be on letter-size paper.
They may be sent:
- by email (Word or unlocked PDF);
- by regular mail;
Briefs must include a summary of their contents.
Send a Request to Appear
Individuals wishing to voice their views during public hearings without submitting a brief must file a request to that effect with the substitute clerk of the Committee no later than December 20, 2013. The request must include a short statement summarizing the nature of the presentation to be made.
The Committee decides which individuals and organizations it will hear among:
- individuals and organizations having submitted a brief;
- citizens having requested to voice their opinion without having submitted a brief. A period not exceeding 45 minutes has been set aside to hear all of the opinions selected by the committee.
Publication of Briefs
Unless the Committee decides otherwise, briefs will be made public and posted on the Committee’s web page, along with any personal information they contain.
Deadlines for submitting briefs and requests are subject to change, as is the opening date for public hearings. If changes are made, the information will be made public via the National Assembly’s website without further notice being published in the newspapers.
How to Follow Committee Proceedings
Those who wish to follow Committee Proceedings (schedule of hearings, official transcript of Journal des débats, briefs, papers tabled and Committee report) may consult the page devoted to the subject of the consultation.
Documents, correspondence and requests for information must be sent to :
Clerk : Anik Laplante
Édifice Pamphile-Le May
1035, rue des Parlementaires
3e étage, Bureau 3.15
Québec (Quebec) G1A 1A3