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Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(a), your Committee has considered matters relating to the non-attendance of Members by reason of maternity or care for a new-born or newly-adopted child and recommends that the House of Commons adopt the following:

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.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 160) is tabled.