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Minutes of Proceedings

44th Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 44
Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 4:32 p.m. to 6:49 p.m.
Robert J. Morrissey, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Matthew Blackshaw, Analyst
• Eleni Kachulis, Analyst
• Vanessa Preston, Analyst
As an individual
• Rosemarie Hemmelgarn, Parent of Disabled Individual
• Michael J. Prince, Lansdowne Professor of Social Policy, Faculty of Human and Social Development, University of Victoria
Confédération des organismes de personnes handicapées du Québec
• Paul Lupien, Chair
• André Prévost, Executive Director
Inclusion Canada
• Krista Carr, Executive Vice-President
Spinal Cord Injury Canada
• William Adair, Executive Director
The Local Community Food Centre
• Matthew Maynard, Community Connector
• Karen Wood
Pursuant to the order of reference of Tuesday, October 18, 2022, the committee resumed consideration of Bill C-22, Canada Disability Benefit Act.

Paul Lupien, André Prévost, William Adair and Karen Wood made statements, and with Matthew Maynard, answered questions.

At 5:39 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:43 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Rosemarie Hemmelgarn, Michael J. Prince and Krista Carr made statements and answered questions.


Rosemarie Falk moved, — That the committee report to the House that it is of the opinion that it rejects the Quebec College of Physicians assertion on October 7, 2022, that the expansion of medical assistance in dying (MAID) is appropriate for infants up to age one who are born with severe and grave syndromes.

After debate, the question was put on the motion and it was negatived on the following recorded division:

YEAS: Scott Aitchison, Rosemarie Falk, Michelle Ferreri, Tracy Gray — 4;

NAYS: Louise Chabot, Chad Collins, Michael Coteau, Wayne Long, Soraya Martinez Ferrada, Tony Van Bynen, Bonita Zarrillo — 7.

Questioning of the witnesses resumed.

At 6:49 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Danielle Widmer
Clerk of the committee