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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 89
Monday, February 26, 2018, 3:31 p.m. to 5:19 p.m.
Presiding
Bryan May, Chair (Liberal)

Liberal

Library of Parliament
• Havi Echenberg, Analyst
• Mayra Perez-Leclerc, Analyst
House of Commons
• Charles Robert, Clerk of the House of Commons
• Pierre Parent, Chief Human Resources Officer
Library of Parliament
• Lynn Potter, Director General, Business Support Services
• Michelle Berry, Director of Human Resources
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Monday, January 29, 2018, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-65, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (harassment and violence), the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1.

Charles Robert, Pierre Parent, and Lynn Potter made statements and, with Michelle Berry, answered questions.

At 4:59 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:08 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

It was agreed, — That the proposed budget in the amount of $9,300, for the study of Bill C-65, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (harassment and violence), the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1, be adopted.

It was agreed, — That the in camera blues from the Committee’s meeting on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 be destroyed when Royal Assent is given to Bill C-65 or in five years time, whichever comes sooner.

It was agreed, — That any brief received containing lived experience of workplace harassment or sexual violence in relation to the Committee’s study of Bill C-65, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (harassment and violence), the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1 be treated as confidential and be neither published nor quoted in any form.

It was agreed, — That the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure meet from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 1, 2018, to consider Bill C-65, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (harassment and violence), the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1.

At 5:19 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Stephanie Feldman
Clerk of the Committee