OTTAWA, Wednesday, December 8, 2021


Pursuant to the order of the Senate of November 25, 2021, the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology met this day in room B30, Senate of Canada Building, and with videoconference at 6:30 p.m. ET, the chair, the Honourable Ratna Omidvar, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Bovey, Dasko, Griffin, Moodie, Omidvar, Patterson and Petitclerc (7).

Members of the committee present by videoconference: The Honourable Senators Bernard, Kutcher, Lankin, P.C., Poirier and Verner, P.C. (5).

Other senators present by videoconference: The Honourable Senator Yussuff (1).

In attendance: Andrea Mugny, Procedural Clerk, Lori Meldrum, Administrative Assistant, Committees Directorate; Laura Blackmore and Laura Munn-Rivard, analysts, Library of Parliament; Michael Forian, Communications Officer, Communications Directorate.

Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Thursday, December 2, 2021, the committee began its examination of the subject matter of Bill C-3, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Canada Labour Code.

WITNESSES (by videoconference):

Canadian Nurses Association:

Michael Villeneuve, Chief Executive Officer;

Aden Hamza, Policy Lead.

Decent Work and Health Network:

Dr. Monika Dutt, Member.

Canadian Restaurant Workers Coalition:

Rebecca Gordon, Organizer.

Canadian Labour Congress:

Bea Bruske, President.

Alberta Federation of Labour:

Gil McGowan, President.

Canadian Federation of Independent Business:

Jasmin Guénette, Vice-President, National Affairs.

Michael Villeneuve, Dr. Monika Dutt and Rebecca Gordon each made a statement and, together with Aden Hamza, answered questions.

At 7:36 p.m., the committee suspended.

At 7:38 p.m., the committee resumed.

Bea Bruske, Gil McGowan and Jasmin Guénette each made a statement and answered questions.

At 8:32 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.


Daniel Charbonneau

Clerk of the Committee

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