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____ Friday February 19, 2016 ____



May elected Chair of Committee on Human Resources including the Status of Persons with Disabilities

Ottawa – Cambridge MP Bryan May was elected chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities (HUMA). The vote, at the Committee’s first meeting on February 17, was unanimous across party lines.

“It’s an honour to serve as Chair of this Committee,” May said. “The issues we’re looking at are the issues that I’ve been working on for years before I was an MP, and I’m really excited for the Committee to get to work.”

Standing Committees are extensions of the House of Commons. Consisting of 10 Members of Parliament, including the Chair, committees conduct studies and in-depth review of all legislation before it goes to a vote in the House.

The HUMA Committee is tasked with studying and reporting on matters related to Employment and Social Development Canada, Employment Insurance, the Canada Labour Code, skills development and training, and various social programs for seniors, families, children, and persons with disabilities. The Committee is empowered with studying certain crown corporations and agencies such as the Canada Industrial Relations Board, the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, and the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. Additionally, the Committee is responsible for the administering the Centennial Flame Research Award.

Bryan May was elected as the Member of Parliament for Cambridge on October 19, 2015. He represents the people of Cambridge, North Dumfries, and North Brant in the House of Commons.

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