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

First Session Thirty-sixth Parliament, 1997-98

Chairman: The Honourable LOWELL MURRAY, P.C.


Tuesday, June 9, 1998
Wednesday, June 10, 1998

Issue No. 14

First and second meetings on: Bill C-19, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (Part I) and the Corporations and Labour Unions Returns Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts


APPEARING:

Brenda Chamberlain, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Labour


WITNESSES:

June 9, 1998

From the Department of Human Resources Development Canada:

Michael McDermott, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Legislative Review, Part 1 of the Canada Labour Code.

June 10, 1998

From the Coalition of Employer Associations Concerned with the Statutory Protection of the Grain Industry:

David W. Church, Director, Transportation, Recycling and Purchasing, Canadian Pulp and Paper Association;

Donald O. Downing, President, The Coal Association of Canada;

David W. Goffin, Vice-President, Business and Economics, Canadian Chemical Producers Association;

Robert J. Renwick, Chair, Western Canadian Shippers' Coalition.

From the British Columbia Maritime Employers Association:

Bob Wilds.

From the Port of Saint John Employers Association:

John E. King, Chairman of the Board.

From Prairie Pools Inc.:

John Pearson, Chairman;

Patty Townsend, Manager, Communications and Public Affairs.

From the International Longshoremen's & Warehousemen's Union:

Tom Dufresne, President;

Hugh Wagner, Representative, Grain Workers Union;

Ron Burton, Secretary-Treasurer and Business Representative, Grain Workers Union, Local 333, Vancouver, B.C.;

Doug Sigurdson, President, I.L.W.U. Ship and Dock Foremen, Local 514, Vancouver, B.C.;

Rick Rondpré, President, International Longshoremen's & Warehousemen's Union, Port of Vancouver, Local 500, Vancouver, B.C.

From Six Independent British Columbia and Alberta Grain Producers:

Garry Smolik, Spokesperson.

From the Air Canada Pilots Association:

Captain Tom Jerrard, President;

Captain Yves Filion, Chair, Montreal LEC.

From the Air Line Pilots Association, International:

Roman Stoykewych, Legal Counsel;

Captain Dan Adamus, Chairman, Legislative Affairs Committee.

From the Federally Regulated Employers <#0107> Transportation and Communications:

George C. B. Smith, Chairman;

David Olsen, Co-Chair, Subcommittee on Part 1 of the Canada Labour Code.

From the Canadian Courier Association:

Doug Moffatt, Executive Director.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Lowell Murray, P.C., Chairman

The Honourable Colin Kenny, Acting Deputy Chairman

and

The Honourable Senators:

Callbeck, Cohen, Cook, DeWare, Ferretti Barth, Gigantès, * Graham, P.C. (or Carstairs), Johnstone, LeBreton, * Lynch-Staunton (or Kinsella (acting)), Maheu, Perrault, P.C., Phillips

* Ex Officio Members

(Quorum 4)

Changes in membership of the committee:

Pursuant to rule 85(4), membership of the committee was amended as follows:

The name of the Honourable Senator Cohen substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Di Nino (June 4, 1998).

The name of the Honourable Senator Stollery substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Callbeck (June 4, 1998).

The name of the Honourable Senator Kenny substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Whelan (June 4, 1998).

The name of the Honourable Senator DeWare substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Lavoie-Roux (June 8, 1998).

The name of the Honourable Senator Callbeck substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Cools (June 8, 1998).

The name of the Honourable Senator Kinsella substituted for that of the Honourable Phillips (June 9, 1998).

The name of the Honourable Senator Gigantès substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Stollery (June 9, 1998).

The name of the Honourable Senator Phillips substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Kinsella (June 9, 1998).

The name of the Honourable Senator Andreychuk substituted for that of the Honourable Senator LeBreton (June 9, 1998).

The name of the Honourable Senator LeBreton substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Andreychuk (June 10, 1998).

The name of the Honourable Senator Stollery substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Gigantès (June 10, 1998).

The name of the Honourable Senator Perrault substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Stollery (June 10, 1998).