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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 10
Monday, May 9, 2016, 3:34 p.m. to 5:28 p.m.
Bryan May, Chair (Liberal)

• Rodger Cuzner (Liberal)
• Terry Duguid (Liberal)
• Stéphane Lauzon (Liberal)
Library of Parliament
• Dominique Fleury, Analyst
• Caroline Quesnel, Analyst
House of Commons
• Marie-France Renaud, Legislative Clerk
• Justin Vaive, Legislative Clerk
Department of Employment and Social Development
• Christian Beaulieu, Acting Senior Director, Strategic Policy and Legislative Reform, Labour Program
• Heather Calder, Acting Assistant Director, Labour Law Analysis, Labour Program
Canada Revenue Agency
• Costa Dimitrakopoulos, Director General, Legislative Policy Directorate , Legislative Policy and Regulatory Affairs Branch
Department of Finance
• Blaine Langdon, Chief, Charities, Personal Income Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Monday, March 7, 2016, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-4, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act, the Public Service Labour Relations Act and the Income Tax Act.

The Committee commenced its clause-by-clause study of the Bill.

The Chair called Clause 1.

By unanimous consent, Clauses 1 to 17 inclusive carried on division.

The Title carried on division.

The Bill carried on division.

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

At 3:42 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 3:50 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

The Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee Business.

The Committee proceeded to give drafting instructions to the analysts for a report in relation to the study of the impact of recent changes to Employment Insurance and of access to the Program.

At 4:01 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:18 p.m., the sitting resumed in public.

Canada Employment Insurance Commission
• Judith Andrew, Commissioner for Employers
• Charles Côté, Policy Advisor
Mouvement autonome et solidaire des sans-emploi (réseau québécois)
• Marie-Hélène Arruda, Coordinator
Prince Edward Island Fishermen's Association
• Robert Jenkins, Vice-President
• Ian MacPherson, Executive Director
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, the Committee resumed its study of the impact of recent changes to Employment Insurance and of access to the Program.

Ian MacPherson, Judith Andrew, Marie-Hélène Arruda made statements and, with Robert Jenkins, answered questions.

At 5:28 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Julie Geoffrion
Clerk of the Committee