HUMA Committee Meeting
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Minutes of Proceedings
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.