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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)
In accordance with its Order of Reference of Wednesday, October 26, 2016, your Committee has considered Bill C-243, An Act respecting the development of a national maternity assistance program strategy and amending the Employment Insurance Act (maternity benefits), and agreed on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, to report it with the following amendments:

Title

That Bill C-243 be amended by replacing the long title on page 1 with the following:

“An Act respecting the development of a national maternity assistance program strategy”

Preamble

That Bill C-243, in the preamble, be amended by deleting lines 19 to 23 on page 1.

Clause 3

That Bill C-243, in Clause 3, be amended by replacing line 22 on page 2 with the following:

“sultations should include an assessment of”

That Bill C-243, in Clause 3, be amended by adding after line 3 on page 3 the following:

“(f) the different types of workplaces in Canada in relation to gender equality and the impact of a national maternity assistance program on workplace gender equality.”

That Bill C-243, in Clause 3, be amended by replacing lines 6 to 8 on page 3 with the following:

“comes into force, hold consultations to which representatives of the provincial and territorial governments responsible for employment and other relevant stakeholders are invited to participate, for the”

Clause 4

That Bill C-243, in Clause 4, be amended by replacing line 14 on page 3 with the following:

“House of Parliament within three years after the day on”

Clause 5

Clause 5 is deleted.

Clause 6

Clause 6 is deleted.

Clause 7

Clause 7 is deleted.

Your Committee has ordered a reprint of Bill C-243, as amended, as a working copy for the use of the House of Commons at the report stage.
A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 50-52 and 54) is tabled.