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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 54
Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 11:37 a.m. to 12:19 p.m.
Presiding
Bryan May, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Elizabeth Cahill, Analyst
• Mayra Perez-Leclerc, Analyst
 
House of Commons
• Philippe Méla, Legislative Clerk
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Wednesday, October 26, 2016, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-243, An Act respecting the development of a national maternity assistance program strategy and amending the Employment Insurance Act (maternity benefits).

Pursuant to Standing Order 75(1), consideration of Clause 1 (Short Title) and the Preamble is postponed.

The Chair calls Clause 2.

The Committee commenced its clause-by-clause study of the Bill.

Clause 2 carried.

On Clause 3,

Yves Robillard moved, — That Bill C-243, in Clause 3, be amended by replacing line 22 on page 2 with the following:

“sultations should include an assessment of”

After debate, the question was put on the amendment of Yves Robillard and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 6; NAYS: 1.

Yves Robillard moved, — That Bill C-243, in Clause 3, be amended by adding after line 3 on page 3 the following:

“(f) the different types of workplaces in Canada in relation to gender equality and the impact of a national maternity assistance program on workplace gender equality.”

After debate, the question was put on the amendment of Yves Robillard and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 9; NAYS: 0.

Yves Robillard moved, — That Bill C-243, in Clause 3, be amended by replacing lines 6 to 8 on page 3 with the following:

“comes into force, hold consultations to which representatives of the provincial and territorial governments responsible for employment and other relevant stakeholders are invited to participate, for the”

After debate, the question was put on the amendment of Yves Robillard and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 9; NAYS: 0.

Clause 3, as amended, carried by a show of hands: YEAS: 7; NAYS: 1.

On Clause 4,

Yves Robillard moved, — That Bill C-243, in Clause 4, be amended by replacing line 14 on page 3 with the following:

“House of Parliament within three years after the day on”

After debate, the question was put on the amendment of Yves Robillard and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 5; NAYS: 4.

Clause 4, as amended, carried by a show of hands: YEAS: 5; NAYS: 3.

After debate, Clause 5 was negatived by a show of hands: YEAS: 4; NAYS: 5.

After debate, Clause 6 was negatived by a show of hands: YEAS: 2; NAYS: 6.

After debate, Clause 7 was negatived by a show of hands: YEAS: 0; NAYS: 6.

After debate, Clause 1, Short Title, carried by a show of hands: YEAS: 4; NAYS: 0.

On Preamble,

Wayne Long moved, — That Bill C-243, in the preamble, be amended by deleting lines 19 to 23 on page 1.

After debate, the question was put on the amendment of Wayne Long and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 6; NAYS: 2.

The Preamble, as amended, carried by a show of hands: YEAS: 6; NAYS: 3.

On Title,

Wayne Long moved, — That Bill C-243 be amended by replacing the long title on page 1 with the following:

“An Act respecting the development of a national maternity assistance program strategy”

After debate, the question was put on the amendment of Wayne Long and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 6; NAYS: 3.

The Title, as amended, carried by a show of hands: YEAS: 6; NAYS: 3.

The Bill, as amended, carried by a show of hands: YEAS: 5; NAYS: 0.

ORDERED, — That the Chair report the Bill, as amended, to the House.

ORDERED, — That Bill C-243, as amended, be reprinted for the use of the House at report stage.

At 12:19 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Julie Geoffrion
Clerk of the Committee