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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 21
Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 11:04 a.m. to 1:59 p.m.
Televised
Presiding
Hon. Wayne Easter, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Michaël Lambert-Racine, Analyst
National Pensioners Federation
• Susan Eng, Counsel
• Herb John, President
Canadian Steel Producers Association
• Joseph Galimberti, President
Conference Board of Canada
• Glen Hodgson, Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist
Canadian Labour Congress
• Angella MacEwen, Senior Economist
PEI Coalition For Fair EI
• Lori MacKay, Chair
Canadian Teachers' Federation
• Robert McGahey, Director of Advocacy and Labour Rights
• Heather Smith, President
Fonds de solidarité des travailleurs du Québec
• Gaétan Morin, President and Chief Executive Officer
• Mario Tremblay, Vice-President, Public and Corporate Affairs
Office of the Veterans Ombudsman
• Guy Parent, Veterans Ombudsman
Restaurants Canada
• Joyce Reynolds, Executive Vice-President, Government Affairs
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Tuesday, May 10, 2016, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-15, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2016 and other measures.

Gaétan Morin, Joyce Reynolds, Guy Parent, Angella MacEwen, Joseph Galimberti, Herb John and Susan Eng made statements and answered questions.

At 11:27 a.m., by unanimous consent and pursuant to Standing Order 115(5), it was agreed that the Committee continue to sit for 15 minutes.

At 11:47 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:16 p.m., the sitting resumed.

At 1:02 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 1:06 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Heather Smith, Lori MacKay and Glen Hodgson made statements and answered questions.

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

It was agreed, — That a proposed budget in the amount of $ 11,500.00, for the study of Bill C-15, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2106 and other measures, be adopted.

It was agreed, — That, notwithstanding the routine motion adopted by the Committee on February 4, 2016, where all documents distributed to Members must be in both languages, the Clerk be allowed to distribute to all Members the documents received from KPMG pursuant to the Committee's request from May 5, 2016, although these documents are currently only available in one language.

The Committee resumed consideration of the motion of Guy Caron, — That the Standing Committee on Finance immediately refer Bill C-15, an act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2016 and other measures, to the House of Commons and give the following instructions:

that it remove the following clauses:

(a) clauses 80 to 116, related to the Canadian Forces Members and Veterans Re-establishment and Compensation Act;

(b) clauses 126 to 168, related to bank bail-ins and the bank recapitalization regime;

(c) clauses 188 to 191, related to the Old Age Security Act; and

(d) clauses 207 to 231, related to the Employment Insurance Act;

that the clauses mentioned in section (a) of this motion do form Bill C-16; that Bill C-16 be deemed read a first time and be printed; that the order for second reading of the said bill provide for the referral to the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs;

that the clauses mentioned in section (b) of this motion do form Bill C-17; that Bill C-17 be deemed read a first time and be printed; that the order for second reading of the said bill provide for the referral to the Standing Committee on Finance;

that the clauses mentioned in section (c) of this motion do form Bill C-18; that Bill C-18 be deemed read a first time and be printed; that the order for second reading of the said bill provide for the referral to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities;

that the clauses mentioned in section (d) of this motion do form Bill C-19; that Bill C-19 be deemed read a first time and be printed; that the order for second reading of the said bill provide for the referral to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities;

that Bill C-15 retain the status on the order paper that it had prior to the adoption of this order and that Bill C-15 be reprinted as amended; and that the law clerk and the parliamentary counsel be authorized to make any technical changes or corrections as may be necessary to give effect to this motion.

By unanimous consent, it was agreed, — That the motion of Guy Caron be withdrawn.

At 1:59 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Suzie Cadieux
Clerk of the Committee