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SOCI - Standing Committee

Social Affairs, Science and Technology

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


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.


The Honourable Chantal Petitclerc, Chair

The Honourable Judith G. Seidman, Deputy Chair


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)

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