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Minutes of Proceedings

44th Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 60
Thursday, March 30, 2023, 6:33 p.m. to 8:19 p.m.
Robert J. Morrissey, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Eleni Kachulis, Analyst
• Vanessa Preston, Analyst
Andrew Fleck Children's Services
• Kim Hiscott, Executive Director
Canadian Child Care Federation
• Marni Flaherty, Acting Chief Executive Officer
Child Care Providers Resource Network
• Julie Bisnath, Program Coordinator
Fédération des communautés francophones et acadienne du Canada
• Alain Dupuis, Executive Director
• Jean-Luc Racine, Representative
Fondation Lucie et André Chagnon
• Fannie Dagenais, Director, Observatoire des tout-petits
• Dr. Christa Japel, Representative, Observatoire des tout-petits
Ontario Association of Independent Childcare Centres
• Maggie Moser, Director, Board of Directors
Pursuant to the order of reference of Wednesday, February 1, 2023, the committee resumed consideration of Bill C-35, An Act respecting early learning and child care in Canada.


Ya'ara Saks moved, — That amendments be submitted to the clerk of the committee in both official languages no later than 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, 2023, that the clerk of the committee write immediately to each member who is not a member of a caucus represented on the committee and any independent members to inform them of the study of Bill C 35 by the committee and to invite them to prepare and submit any proposed amendments to Bill C 35 which they would suggest that the committee consider during the clause-by-clause study of the bill, and the committee begin clause-by-clause consideration of the bill on Tuesda, April 18, 2023.

A debate arose.

At 6:38 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 6:41 p.m., the sitting resumed.


Michelle Ferreri moved, — That the debate on the motion be suspended until Committee Business.

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

YEAS: Scott Aitchison, Sylvie Bérubé, Rosemarie Falk, Michelle Ferreri, Tracy Gray — 5;

NAYS: Shafqat Ali, Michael Coteau, Leah Gazan, Wayne Long, Ya'ara Saks, Tony Van Bynen — 6.

The debate continued


Michelle Ferreri moved, — That the section reading Tuesday, April 11, 2023 be replaced by Thursday, April 20, 2023 and that the section reading Tuesday, April 18, 2023 be replaced by Tuesday, April 25, 2023.

At 7:32 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 7:36 p.m., the sitting resumed.

The debate continued

At 8:19 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

David Chandonnet
Clerk of the committee