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Minutes of Proceedings

43rd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 9
Friday, May 8, 2020, 11:05 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Sean Casey, Chair (Liberal)

• Raquel Dancho (Conservative)
• Marilène Gill (Bloc Québécois)
• Anthony Housefather (Liberal)
• Hon. Peter Kent (Conservative)
House of Commons
• Miriam Burke, Procedural Clerk
• Jean-Marie David, Procedural Clerk
Library of Parliament
• Elizabeth Cahill, Analyst
• Eleni Kachulis, Analyst
• Mayra Perez-Leclerc, Analyst
• Hon. Marco Mendicino, P.C., M.P., Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship
Department of Citizenship and Immigration
• Catrina Tapley, Deputy Minister
• Marian Campbell Jarvis, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic and Program Policy
• Louis Dumas, Acting Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Operations
Department of Employment and Social Development
• Tara Cosgrove, Executive Director, Integrity Service Branch
• Philippe Massé, Director General, Temporary Foreign Worker Program, Skills and Employment Branch
Pursuant to the order of reference of Saturday, April 11, 2020, the committee resumed its study of the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Minister made a statement and answered questions.

At 11:25 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 11:29 a.m., the sitting resumed.

The Minister answered questions.

At 12:16 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:17 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Catrina Tapley, Louis Dumas and Philippe Massé answered questions.


Louise Chabot moved, — That, considering the potential effects of the economic crisis generated from the COVID-19 pandemic on the businesses’ financial stability, the committee invite the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry to appear to provide answers to the committee members regarding the protection of employees’ pension plans in the event of bankruptcy proceedings; and that the Minister appear before Monday, June 1, 2020, for one hour.

Debate arose thereon.

The question was put on the motion and it was negatived on the following recorded division:

YEAS: Dan Albas, Louise Chabot, Jenny Kwan — 3;

NAYS: Han Dong, Rosemarie Falk, Stephanie Kusie, Wayne Long, Ryan Turnbull, Adam Vaughan, Brad Vis, Kate Young — 8.

Catrina Tapley, Louis Dumas and Philippe Massé answered questions.

At 1:00 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Marie-France Lafleur
Committee Clerk