STANDING COMMITTEE ON HUMAN RESOURCES, SKILLS AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT AND THE STATUS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES (CANADA)
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Meeting No. 74
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities met at 11:00 a.m. this day, in Room 253-D, Centre Block, the Chair, Ed Komarnicki, presiding.
Members of the Committee present: Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet, Brad Butt, Rodger Cuzner, Joe Daniel, Ed Komarnicki, François Lapointe, Kellie Leitch, Colin Mayes, Phil McColeman and Devinder Shory.
Acting Members present: Scott Andrews for Rodger Cuzner, Manon Perreault for Chris Charlton, Mike Sullivan for Ryan Cleary and Rodney Weston for Kellie Leitch.
In attendance: Library of Parliament: Sandra Gruescu, Analyst; André Léonard, Analyst.
Witnesses: Panel on Labour Market Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities: Kenneth Fredeen, Chair, General Counsel, Deloitte LLP; Gary Birch, Member, Executive Director, Neil Squire Society; Mark Wafer, Member, President, Megleen operating as Tim Hortons. Institute for Research and Development on Inclusion and Society: Cameron Crawford, Director of Research. LiveWorkPlay: Keenan Wellar, Co-Leader and Director of Communications. National Educational Association of Disabled Students: Frank Smith, National Coordinator. DisAbled Women's Network of Canada: Carmela Hutchison, President; Bonnie L. Brayton, National Executive Director, DAWN-RAFH Canada Montreal.
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)d) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Thursday, January 31, 2013, the Committee resumed its study of exploring employment opportunities for persons with disabilities.
Kenneth Fredeen and Cameron Crawford made statements and, with Gary Birch and Mark Wafer, answered questions.
At 11:59 a.m., the sitting was suspended.
At 12:08 p.m., the sitting resumed.
Carmela Hutchinson, Frank Smith and Keenan Wellar made statements and, with Bonnie L. Brayton, answered questions.
At 1:02 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.
Clerk of the Committee