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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
 
Meeting No. 58
 
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
 

The Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities met at 3:32 p.m. this day, in Room 308, West Block, the Vice-Chair, Raymonde Folco, presiding.

 

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

 

Acting Members present: Siobhan Coady for Hon. Maria Minna, Yvon Godin for Tony Martin and David Sweet for Dean Allison.

 

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

 

Witnesses: Canadian Federation of Independent Business: Corinne Pohlmann, Vice-President, National Affairs. Certified General Accountants Association of Canada: Carole Presseault, Vice-President, Government and Regulatory Affairs. Direct Sellers Association of Canada: Ross Creber, President; Lynda Rose, Vice-President. Grain Growers of Canada: Richard Phillips, Executive Director; Kristin Ego MacPhail, Canadian Young Farmers, Representative. Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists: Ferne Downey, National President; Stephen Waddell, National Executive Director. Canadian Auto Workers Union: Laurell Ritchie, National Representative. Canadian Dental Association: Don Friedlander, President; Andrew Jones, Director, Corporate and Government Relations. Canadian Labour Congress: Barbara Byers, Executive Vice-President; Andrew Jackson, Chief Economist.

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

It was agreed, — That the proposed budget in the amount of $7,600, for the study of Bill C-56, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, be adopted.

 
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Thursday, November 5, 2009, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-56, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.
 

Corinne Pohlmann, Carole Presseault, Ross Creber, Richard Phillips and Kristin Ego MacPhail made statements and, with Lynda Rose, answered questions.

 

At 4:28 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:32 p.m., the sitting resumed.

 

Ferne Downey, Stephen Waddell, Laurell Ritchie, Don Friedlander and Barbara Byers made statements and, with Andrew Jackson, answered questions.

 

At 5:30 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:31 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

At 6:06 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

 



Georges Etoka
Clerk of the Committee

 
 
2010/02/02 9:55 a.m.