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Meeting No. 50
Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities met in a televised session at 3:37 p.m. this day, in Room 253-D, Centre Block, the Chair, Dean Allison, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Dean Allison, Josée Beaudin, Dona Cadman, Ron Cannan, Raymonde Folco, Ed Komarnicki, Yves Lessard, Ben Lobb, Tony Martin, Hon. Maria Minna, Michael John Savage and Maurice Vellacott.


Acting Members present: Yvon Godin for Tony Martin.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Hilary Jensen, Analyst; André Léonard, Analyst.


Witnesses: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives: Armine Yalnizyan, Senior Economist. Canadian Federation of Independent Business: Dan Kelly, Senior Vice-President, Legislative Affairs; Corinne Pohlmann, Vice-President, National Affairs. Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada: Brent Reid, Rank and File Board Member; Jean-Claude Rocheleau, Rank and File Board Member. Conseil national des chômeurs et chômeuses: Pierre Céré, Spokesperson. Fédération des travailleurs et travailleuses du Québec: Pierre Laliberté, Political Advisor, Manufacturing Sector. Forest Products Association of Canada: Andrew Casey, Vice-President, Public Relations and International Trade.

The Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee business.

It was agreed, — That on Thursday, October 22, 2009, more witnesses be invited before the Committee on Bill C-50, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act and to increase benefits and that clause-by-clause be scheduled for Tuesday, October 27, 2009.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Tuesday, September 29, 2009, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-50, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act and to increase benefits.

Pierre Céré, Pierre Laliberté, Jean-Claude Rocheleau, Brent Reid, Armine Yalnizyan and Andrew Casey made statements and answered questions.


Corinne Pohlmann made a statement and, with Dan Kelly, answered questions.


At 5:23 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Georges Etoka
Clerk of the Committee

2009/12/18 11:15 a.m.