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Meeting No. 34
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities met at 11:01 a.m. this day, in Room C-120, 1 Wellington Street, the Chair, Phil McColeman, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Scott Armstrong, Tarik Brahmi, Brad Butt, Rodger Cuzner, Sadia Groguhé, Larry Maguire, Colin Mayes, Phil McColeman, Cathy McLeod and Jinny Jogindera Sims.


Other Members present: Frank Valeriote.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Isabelle Lafontaine-Émond, Analyst.


Witnesses: Funeral Service Association of Canada: Jim Bishop, Chair, Government Relations Committee. Department of Employment and Social Development: Bev Davis, Director, Policy and Partnerships; Robert Frelich, Acting Director General, Identity Policy and Programs. Canada Employment and Immigration Union: Steve McCuaig, National President. House of Commons: Frank Valeriote, Guelph.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Wednesday, October 8, 2014, the Committee commenced consideration of Bill C-247, An Act to expand the mandate of Service Canada in respect of the death of a Canadian citizen or Canadian resident.

Frank Valeriote made a statement and answered questions.


At 11:29 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 11:32 a.m., the sitting resumed.


Robert Frelich made a statement and, with Bev Davis, answered questions.


At 11:59 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:04 p.m., the sitting resumed.


Steve McCuaig and Jim Bishop made statements and answered questions.


At 1:01 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Caroline Bosc
Clerk of the Committee

2014/11/25 2:40 p.m.