HUMA Committee Meeting
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Minutes of Proceedings
Yazmine Laroche, Marie-Claude Landry and Jessica L. McDonald made statements and answered questions.
Cheryl Hardcastle moved, — That the Committee provide recommendations for legislative and policy changes necessary to ensure that the needs of persons with episodic disabilities caused, among other things, by multiple sclerosis, be adequately protected to ensure equity in government policy to support Canadians across all types of disability; that the Committee report to the House by February 2019; and that it be instructed to request a comprehensive government response to its report, pursuant to Standing Order 109.
Debate arose thereon.
Wayne Long moved, — That the debate be now adjourned.
The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 5; NAYS: 4.
The witnesses answered questions.
At 10:27 a.m., the sitting was suspended.
At 10:30 a.m., the sitting resumed in camera.
It was agreed, — That a proposed budget in the amount of $49,425.00 be adopted by the Committee in relation to the study of Bill C-81, An Act to ensure a barrier-free Canada, and that the budget be submitted to the Subcommittee on Budgets of the Liaison Committee, to provide for various accommodation services in relation to the meetings on this study, including resources required to prepare the video of the Committee’s proceedings to include the in-room recording of the sign language interpretation to make it available on ParlVU after the committee meetings, in order to make the proceedings as accessible as possible for those who use American Sign Language and Québec Sign Language.
It was agreed, — That, in relation to the study of Bill C-81, An Act to ensure a barrier-free Canada, a proposed contract budget in the amount of $10,000.00, be adopted by the Committee and submitted to the Subcommittee on Budgets of the Liaison Committee, to provide for various external services in relation to this study, to convert written submissions to the Committee to accessible formats.
At 10:46 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.