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

First Session, Forty-second Parliament, 2015-16-17-18

Chair: The Honourable CHANTAL PETITCLERC


Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Thursday, November 8, 2018

Issue No. 50

First and second meetings:
Bill C-243, An Act respecting the development of a national maternity assistance program strategy


WITNESSES

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

As individuals:

Mark Gerretsen, Member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands, sponsor of the bill;

Melodie Ballard.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

National Council of Women of Canada:

Sheila Pepper, Vice President, Social Development.

Union des travailleuses et travailleurs accidentés ou malades:

Roch Lafrance, Secretary General.

Canadian Human Rights Commission:

Monette Maillet, Deputy Executive Director and Senior General Counsel;

Valerie Phillips, Director and General Counsel.

Employment and Social Development Canada:

Brenda Baxter, Director General, Workplace Directorate, Labour Program;

Andrew Brown, Director General, Employment Insurance Policy, Skills and Employment Branch;

Rutha Astravas, Director, Special Benefits, Employment Insurance Policy, Skills and Employment Branch.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Chantal Petitclerc, Chair

The Honourable Judith G. Seidman, Deputy Chair

and

The Honourable Senators:

Cordy, Dasko, *Day (or Mercer), Doyle, Eaton, *Harder, P.C. (or Bellemare) (or Mitchell), Manning, Mégie, Munson, Omidvar, Poirier, Ravalia, *Smith (or Martin), *Woo (or Saint-Germain)

*Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)