Social Affairs, Science and Technology
Senators continue their review of Bill C-44, which would allow for work leave when a child is critically ill, dies, or disappears as the “probable result of a crime.” Employment Insurance benefits would also be extended to those caring for a critically ill child.
Jean-François Roussy and Laurent Quintal from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, Denise Page of the Canadian Cancer Society, Marie-Adèle Davis from the Canadian Paediatric Society and Stephen Moreau of Cavalluzzo Shilton McIntyre Cornish LLP all testify.
Senators conduct clause-by-clause consideration for the bill during the second part of the meeting.
UPDATE: Bill C-44 received royal assent on December 14.