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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 160
Thursday, June 6, 2019, 11:01 a.m. to 1:06 p.m.
Presiding
Hon. Larry Bagnell, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Andre Barnes, Analyst
• Michaela Keenan-Pelletier, Analyst
House of Commons
• Philippe Dufresne, Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel
• Robyn Daigle, Director, Members’ HR Services
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(a) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, the Committee commenced its study of regulations respecting the non-attendance of Members by reason of maternity or care for a new-born or newly-adopted child.

Philippe Dufresne made a statement and, with Robyn Daigle, answered questions.

It was agreed, — That the Committee report the following recommendation to the House:

House of Commons Members’ Sessional Allowance Regulations (maternity and parental arrangements)

The House of Commons, pursuant to section 59.1 of the Parliament of Canada Act, hereby makes the annexed House of Commons Members’ Sessional Allowance Regulations (maternity and parental arrangements).

House of Commons Members’ Sessional Allowance Regulations (maternity and parental arrangements)

PREGNANCY

1 Each day on which a pregnant member does not attend a sitting of the House of Commons during the period of four weeks before the expected date of childbirth shall be reckoned as a day of attendance of the member at that sitting for the purposes of subsection 57(1) of the Parliament of Canada Act.

NON-ATTENDANCE – MATERNITY AND PARENTAL ARRANGEMENTS

2 (1) Each day on which a member does not attend a sitting of the House of Commons during the period for caring for a new-born or a newly-adopted child of the member or for a child who is in the care of the member for the purpose of adoption shall be reckoned as a day of attendance of the member at that sitting for the purposes of subsection 57(1) of the Parliament of Canada Act.

(2) The period referred to in subsection (1) begins on the day on which the child is born or the day on which the child is placed with the member for the purpose of adoption, as the case may be, and ends 12 months after that day.

At 11:54 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:00 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 correspondence be adopted and the relevant in camera Evidence from Meetings 150 and 159 be attached.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(a)(iii), the Committee resumed its study of parallel debating chambers.

The Committee resumed consideration of a draft report.

At 1:06 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Andrew Lauzon
Clerk of the Committee