Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Social Affairs, Science and Technology

Issue 6 - Minutes of Proceedings


OTTAWA, Thursday, June 6, 1996 (10)

Afternoon Meeting

The Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology met at 2:35 p.m., this day, the Chair, the Honourable Senator Mabel DeWare, presiding.

Members of the Committee present: The Honourable Senators Bonnell, Bosa, Cools, DeWare, Haidasz, Landry, Losier-Cool, Murray and Phillips. (9)

Other Senator present: The Honourable Senator Cohen.

In attendance: From the Research Branch of the Library of Parliament: Grant Purves, Research Officer.

Also in attendance: The official reporters of the Senate.

WITNESSES:

From the Canadian Federation of Students:

Brad Lavigne, Chair;

Jocelyn Charron, Government Relations Coordinator;

Denise Doherty-Delorme, Researcher.

From the Canadian Restaurant and Food Services Association:

John Rothschild, President and CEO, Prime Restaurant Group;

Joyce Reynolds, Director of Human Resources.

From the Canadian Coalition of Community-Based Training:

Warren Gander, Co-Chair;

Nicole Galarneau, Co-Vice-Chair.

From the Canadian Federation of Independent Business:

Catherine Swift, President;

Garth Whyte, Executive Director, National Affairs.

From the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies (AIMS):

Brian Crowley, President.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference adopted by the Senate on Thursday, May 30, 1996, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-12, An Act respecting employment insurance in Canada. (See Proceedings of the Committee dated June 3, 1996, Issue No. 4.)

Mr. Lavigne made a statement and, with Ms Doherty-Delorme and Mr. Charron, answered questions.

Mr. Rothschild made a statement and, with Ms Reynolds, answered questions.

Ms Galarneau and Mr. Gander made statements and answered questions.

At 4:38 p.m., the meeting was suspended.

At 4:45 p.m., the meeting resumed.

Ms Swift and Mr. Whyte made statements and answered questions.

Mr. Crowley made a statement and answered questions.

At 6:15 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

ATTEST:


OTTAWA, Thursday, June 6, 1996 (11)

Evening Meeting

The Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology met at 6:50 p.m., this day, the Chair, the Honourable Senator Mabel DeWare, presiding.

Members of the Committee present: The Honourable Senators Bosa, Cools, DeWare, Landry, Losier-Cool, Murray, Phillips and Rompkey. (8)

Other Senator present: The Honourable Senator Cohen.

In attendance: From the Research Branch of the Library of Parliament: Grant Purves, Research Officer.

Also in attendance: The official reporters of the Senate.

WITNESSES:

From the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women:

Stella Lord, Researcher.

From the Coalition of Seasonal Workers, P.E.I.:

Jacinta Deveaux, Spokesperson.

From the Miminegash Women in Support of Fishing:

Lou Anne Gallant, Spokesperson.

From the Public Service Alliance of Canada:

Nycole Turmel, Executive Vice-President, PSAC;

Cres Pascucci, National President, CEIU;

Diane Kilby, National Vice-President, CEIU.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference adopted by the Senate on Thursday, May 30, 1996, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-12, An Act respecting employment insurance in Canada. (See Proceedings of the Committee dated June 3, 1996, Issue No. 4.)

Ms Lord made a statement and answered questions.

Ms Deveaux and Ms Gallant made statements and answered questions.

Ms Turmel made a statement and, with Mr. Pascucci and Ms Kilby, answered questions.

At 8:45 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

ATTEST:

Jill Anne Pickard

Clerk of the Committee


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