On February 6th, the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities (HUMA) met to continue consideration of Bill C-316: An Act to Amend the Employment Insurance Act (Incarceration). Statements were made by witnesses Catherine Latimer: Executive Director for the John Howard Society of Canada, Kim Pate: Executive Director for the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies and Louis Beauséjour: Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Skills and Development Branch for the Department of Human Resources and Skills Development.
On February 8th, Kellie Leitch, MP for Simcoe-Grey, moved to have Bill C-316 amended. This was implemented by a show of hands: YEAS: 6; NAYS: 5. It was then ordered that the Chair would report the newly amended Bill C-316 to the House and for it to be reprinted for the House for report stage.