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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 9
Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 3:37 p.m. to 6:05 p.m.
Presiding
Bryan May, Chair (Liberal)

• Rodger Cuzner (Liberal)
• Terry Duguid (Liberal)
• Stéphane Lauzon (Liberal)
Library of Parliament
• Dominique Fleury, Analyst
• Caroline Quesnel, Analyst
 
House of Commons
• Christine Lafrance, Procedural Clerk
The Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee business, in camera.

At 4:04 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:48 p.m., the sitting resumed.

It was agreed, - That notwithstanding the motion adopted by the Committee on Wednesday February 24, 2016, and Monday March 21, 2016, that the following calendar of activities be adopted:

• May 9: Clause-by-clause consideration of Bill C-4, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act, the Public Service Labour Relations Act and the Income Tax Act; study of Employment Insurance with witnesses and report writing instructions to the analysts;

• May 11: Study of the Temporary Foreign Workers - Ministers and Departmental Officials (3 hours);

• May 16: Study of the Temporary Foreign Workers - witnesses (2 sessions, 3 panels, 3 hours);

• May 18: Study of the Temporary Foreign Workers - witnesses (2 sessions, 3 panels, 3 hours);

• May 30: Study of the Temporary Foreign Workers - witnesses (1 session, 2 panels);

• June 1: Study of the Temporary Foreign Workers - witnesses (1 session, 2 panels);

• June 6: Study of Employment Insurance - consideration of draft report:

• June 8: Study of the Temporary Foreign Workers Program - distribution of draft report;

• June 13: Study of the Temporary Foreign Workers Program - consideration of draft report;

• June 15: Study of the Temporary Foreign Workers Program - adoption of report.

At 5:12 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:16 p.m., the sitting resumed in public.

Statistics Canada
• Alison Hale, Director, Labour Statistics Division
International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees
• John Lewis, Vice-President, Director, Canadian Affairs
Department of Employment and Social Development
• Benoît Long, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Processing and Payment Services Branch, Service Canada
• Annette Ryan, Director General, Employment Insurance Policy, Skills and Employment Branch
• Paul Thompson, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Skills and Employment Branch
Canadian Taxpayers Federation
• Aaron Wudrick, Federal Director
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, the Committee commenced its study of the Impact of Recent Changes to Employment Insurance and of Access to the Program.

Alison Hale, Paul Thompson, Aaron Wudrick and John Lewis made statements and answered questions.

At 5:48 p.m., by unanimous consent and pursuant to Standing Order 115(5), it was agreed that the Committee continue to sit for an additional 15 minutes.

At 5:53 p.m., Bob Zimmer took the Chair.

At 5:55 p.m., Bryan May took the Chair.

At 6:05 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Danielle Widmer
Committee Clerk