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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 103
Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 3:49 p.m. to 5:25 p.m.
Bryan May, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Elizabeth Cahill, Analyst
• Isabelle Lafontaine-Émond, Analyst
Canadian Chamber of Commerce
• Patrick Snider, Director, Skills and Immigration Policy
Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada
• Kristine Dawson, President-Elect
• Anne-Marie Fannon, Past-President
Co-operative Education Program and Career Services
• Norah McRae, Executive Director, University of Victoria
• Gail Bowkett, Director, Innovation Policy
Waterloo Centre for the Advancement of Co-operative Education
• Judene Pretti, Director, University of Waterloo
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Thursday, November 9, 2017, the Committee resumed its study of experiential learning and pathways to employment for Canadian youth.

Norah McRae, by videoconference from Victoria, British Columbia, Patrick Snider, Anne-Marie Fannon, Kristine Dawson, Gail Bowkett and Judene Pretti made statements and answered questions.


Brigitte Sansoucy moved, — That the Committee undertake a study of a minimum of six meetings on the Employment Insurance sickness benefits program to examine especially, but not exclusively:

a) if the program meets the real needs of the claimants;

b) the impact of the length of the benefits on the claimants and on their recovery;

c) the program accessibility;

d) the population affected by this program and their characteristics;

and that it hear, not limited to this list, witnesses from the health sector, former claimants or groups representing them, the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development; and that it report on its conclusions to the House.

Wayne Long moved, — That the debate be now adjourned.

The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following recorded division:

YEAS: Mona Fortier, Richard Hébert, Wayne Long, Robert J. Morrissey, Ramesh Sangha — 5;

NAYS: Steven Blaney, Rosemarie Falk, Brigitte Sansoucy, Mark Warawa — 4.

Questioning of the witnesses resumed.

At 5:25 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Stephanie Feldman
Clerk of the Committee