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Lib. (PE)
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2021-02-25 15:32
I call this meeting to order.
Welcome to meeting number 19 of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities.
Today's meeting is taking place in a hybrid format pursuant to the House order of January 25, 2021. The proceedings will be made available via the House of Commons website. The webcast will always show the person speaking rather than the entirety of the committee. Pursuant to the order of reference of Wednesday, February 17, 2021, the committee will commence its consideration of Bill C-220, an act to amend the Canada Labour Code with regard to compassionate care leave.
I welcome our witnesses to begin our discussion with five minutes of opening remarks, followed by questions.
We have with us Matt Jeneroux, the member of Parliament for Edmonton Riverbend. Representing the Canadian Cancer Society, we have Kelly Masotti, and once she has her technical issues resolved, Helena Sonea. Ms. Masotti is the vice-president of advocacy, and Ms. Sonea is the senior manager of advocacy. We also have, from the Canadian Grief Alliance, Paul Adams.
For the benefit of our guests, I'll make a few additional comments. Simultaneous translation is available. You have the choice at the bottom of your screen of floor, English or French. When speaking, please speak slowly and clearly. When you're not speaking, your mike should be on mute.
We're going to start with the sponsor of the bill.
Mr. Jeneroux, welcome to the committee. You have five minutes for your opening statement, and you have the floor.
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Lib. (PE)
View Sean Casey Profile
2021-02-25 15:37
Thank you, Mr. Jeneroux.
Next we're going to hear from the Canadian Cancer Society, with Ms. Masotti for five minutes, please.
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Lib. (PE)
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2021-02-25 15:43
Thank you very much, Ms. Masotti.
I understand that during your remarks, your colleague joined us. She'll have a chance to support you in the Q and A part of the meeting.
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Lib. (PE)
View Sean Casey Profile
2021-02-25 15:43
Next we're going to hear from Mr. Adams, on behalf of the Canadian Grief Alliance.
Mr. Adams, you have the floor for five minutes.
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Lib. (PE)
View Sean Casey Profile
2021-02-25 15:48
Thank you very much, Mr. Adams.
We're going to proceed now with questions, beginning with the Conservatives.
Mr. Vis, you have six minutes, please.
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Lib. (PE)
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2021-02-25 15:54
Thank you, Mr. Vis.
Next we have Mr. Long, please, for six minutes.
View Wayne Long Profile
Lib. (NB)
Thank you, Mr. Chair, and good afternoon to my colleagues.
Matt, it's great to see you. It seems like it was many years ago that we sat together on ethics, you and Pat Kelly, and all of us on the Liberal side. We did great work there. I just want to congratulate you on this. You certainly have my respect for bringing this forward.
Now MP Falk and I were a part of HUMA in the last Parliament. The study was launched for M-110 by MP Richards, which was the study for parents suffering the loss of an infant. During that study, through testimony that I will say was certainly compelling and absolutely heartbreaking, we certainly saw then the need for governments, our government, to show more compassion and flexibility when it comes to bereavement leave.
I have some questions. I'll ask them, and they can be for Mr. Adams, Ms. Masotti, Ms. Sonea or you, too, Matt.
My first question is this. Our government is taking the necessary steps to ensure that when workers are experiencing a tragic event in their lives there are supports in place. Can you tell us about the proposed amendments, and how you feel they will make this bill better and ensure that workers are supported?
Maybe, Matt, we'll start with you.
View Wayne Long Profile
Lib. (NB)
Yes, absolutely.
View Wayne Long Profile
Lib. (NB)
Ms. Masotti, Ms. Sonea or Mr. Adams, is there anything you'd like to add to that or comment on?
View Wayne Long Profile
Lib. (NB)
Absolutely, it's very much needed.
Mr. Adams, do you have anything you'd like to add?
View Wayne Long Profile
Lib. (NB)
Thank you for that.
We'll go back to you, Matt.
One of the proposed amendments we made to Bill C-220, the act to amend the Canada Labour Code, is to extend bereavement leave by five days, for a total of 10 days. We just talked about that earlier. Can you speak to the importance of expanding bereavement leave, and how this will ensure that employees are given the time they need to grieve and focus on practical necessities in the event they lose a loved one?
Mr. Adams, you certainly commented on that but, Matt, I'll let you go first.
View Wayne Long Profile
Lib. (NB)
Thank you for that.
Is there anything you'd like to add, Mr. Adams?
View Sean Casey Profile
Lib. (PE)
View Sean Casey Profile
2021-02-25 16:00
Thank you.
Do you want to let the Canadian Cancer Society have a brief comment on this?
We're past time, but if you have anything to add, Ms. Masotti, go ahead.
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Lib. (PE)
View Sean Casey Profile
2021-02-25 16:01
Great.
Thank you, Mr. Long.
Ms. Chabot has the floor now for six minutes.
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Lib. (PE)
View Sean Casey Profile
2021-02-25 16:07
Thank you, Mr. Adams.
Thank you very much, Ms. Chabot.
Next is Ms. Gazan, please, for six minutes.
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