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Minutes of Proceedings

43rd Parliament, 2nd Session
Meeting 47
Thursday, June 17, 2021, 11:04 a.m. to 11:13 a.m.
Webcast
Presiding
Sherry Romanado, Chair (Liberal)

House of Commons
• Jacques Maziade, Legislative Clerk
 
Library of Parliament
• Sarah Lemelin-Bellerose, Analyst
• Francis Lord, Analyst
Pursuant to Standing Order 106(4), the committee commenced consideration of the request by four members of the committee to discuss their request with regard to completion of the committee’s study of Bill C-253.

It was agreed, — That the committee immediately resume clause-by-clause consideration of Bill C-253.

Pursuant to the order of reference of Wednesday, May 12, 2021, the committee resumed consideration of Bill C-253, An Act to amend the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (pension plans and group insurance plans).

The committee resumed its clause-by-clause study of the Bill.

The Committee resumed consideration of the amendment of Pierre Poilievre, — That Bill C-253 be amended by adding after line 29 on page 4 the following new clauses:

“Transitional Provisions

6 (1) Sections 1 to 3 do not apply in respect of a person who is an employer who, on the day before the day on which those sections come into force, participated in a prescribed pension plan for the benefit of the person’s employees until the third anniversary of the day on which this Act comes into force.

(2)Subsections 5(2) and (3) do not apply in respect of a company that, on the day before the day on which those subsections come into force, participated in a prescribed pension plan for the benefit of its employees until the third anniversary of the day on which this Act comes into force.

Coming into Force

7 Section 4 and subsection 5(1) come into force three years after the day on which this Act receives royal assent.”

After debate, the question was put on the amendment of Pierre Poilievre and it was agreed to on the following recorded division:

YEAS: Tony Baldinelli, Earl Dreeshen, Scott Duvall, Ali Ehsassi, Bernard Généreux, Helena Jaczek, Majid Jowhari, Sébastien Lemire, Ken McDonald, Pierre Poilievre, Raj Saini — 11;

NAYS: — 0.

The Title carried on the following recorded division:

YEAS: Tony Baldinelli, Earl Dreeshen, Scott Duvall, Ali Ehsassi, Bernard Généreux, Helena Jaczek, Majid Jowhari, Sébastien Lemire, Ken McDonald, Pierre Poilievre, Raj Saini — 11;

NAYS: — 0.

The Bill, as amended, was adopted on the following recorded division:

YEAS: Tony Baldinelli, Earl Dreeshen, Scott Duvall, Ali Ehsassi, Bernard Généreux, Helena Jaczek, Majid Jowhari, Sébastien Lemire, Ken McDonald, Pierre Poilievre, Raj Saini — 11;

NAYS: — 0.

ORDERED, — That the Chair report the Bill, as amended, to the House.

ORDERED, — That Bill C-253, as amended, be reprinted for the use of the House of Commons at report stage.

At 11:13 a.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Michael MacPherson
Clerk of the Committee