It was agreed, — That, pursuant to the Order of Reference of Thursday, November 27, 2014, and also pursuant to Standing Orders 108.(1)(a) and 108.(1)(b), a Subcommittee on a Code of Conduct for Members be established to: (a) examine policy options for addressing complaints of harassment between Members of the House of Commons; (b) make recommendations concerning a code of conduct for Members for the prevention and resolution of harassment in the workplace, including a clear definition of harassment; (c) make recommendations concerning a fair, impartial and confidential process, including options for the role of an independent third party, for resolving complaints made under the code; (d) make recommendations concerning training and education initiatives to ensure compliance with the code;
That the Subcommittee be composed of seven (7) members, of which four (4) shall be from the Government party, two (2) shall be from the Official Opposition, and one (1) shall be from the Liberal Party, to be named following the usual consultations with the Whips; that the Subcommittee be chaired by a member of the Government party and that the Member for Elgin-Middlesex-London be named Chair of the Subcommittee; and
That the Subcommittee be empowered to send for persons, papers and records, to receive evidence, to sit during a time when the Committee is not sitting in Ottawa, to sit when the Committee is sitting outside the Parliamentary Precinct and to sit during periods when the House stands adjourned.