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Bill C-243, An Act respecting the development of a national maternity assistance program strategy and amending the Employment Insurance Act (maternity benefits)
Pursuant to Standing Order 97.1, your Committee is requesting an extension of thirty sitting days to consider Bill C-243, An Act respecting the development of a national maternity assistance program strategy and amending the Employment Insurance Act (maternity benefits), referred to the Committee on Wednesday,October 26, 2016.
Consideration of Bill C-243 was postponed by the Committee pending a ruling by the Speaker on whether Bill C-243 requires a Royal Recommendation, which was issued on Tuesday, December 6, 2016; and to finalize the Committee’s study on poverty reduction strategies, which has involved a travel component during the months of February and March 2017. The Committee desires to hear from witnesses and conduct a clause-by-clause analysis in relation to Bill C-243, and feels that additional time would allow for a thorough examination of the legislation. Therefore, your Committee requests an extension of thirty sitting days.
A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 46) is tabled.