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SOCI - Standing Committee

Social Affairs, Science and Technology



OTTAWA, Monday, December 13, 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 B45, Senate of Canada Building, and with videoconference at 6:45 p.m. ET, the chair, the Honourable Ratna Omidvar, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Bovey, Griffin, Kutcher and Omidvar, (4).

Members of the committee present by videoconference: The Honourable Senators Dasko, Harder, P.C., Lankin, P.C., Martin, Moodie, Patterson, Petitclerc and Verner, P.C. (8).

Other senators present: 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 continued its examination of the subject matter of Bill C-3, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Canada Labour Code.

APPEARING (by videoconference):

The Honourable Seamus O'Regan, P.C., M.P., Minister of Labour.

WITNESSES (by videoconference):

Employment and Social Development Canada:

Sandra Hassan, Deputy Minister of Labour;

Andrew Brown, Assistant Deputy Minister, Labour Program.

Federally Regulated Employers, Transportation and Communications:

Derrick Hynes, President and CEO.

Canadian Union of Public Employees:

Chandra Pasma, Senior Research Officer.

Workers' Action Centre:

Deena Ladd, Executive Director.

The minister made a statement and, together with Sandra Hassan, answered questions.

At 7:45 p.m., the committee suspended.

At 7:47 p.m., the committee resumed.

Derrick Hynes, Chandra Pasma and Deena Ladd each made a statement and answered questions.

At 8:37 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.


Daniel Charbonneau

Clerk of the Committee

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