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Meeting No. 32

Tuesday, April 8, 2003

The Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs met at 11:11 a.m. this day, in Room 112-N, Centre Block, the Chair, Peter Adams, presiding.

Members of the Committee present:  Peter Adams, Marlene Catterall, Rodger Cuzner, Michel Guimond, Joe Jordan, Lynn Myers, Geoff Regan, Jacques Saada, Benoît Sauvageau and Guy St-Julien.

Acting Members present:  Ted White for Dale Johnston; Dick Proctor for Yvon Godin.

In attendance:  From the Library of Parliament:  James Robertson, Principal; John Wright, Research Officer.

Witnesses:  From the Office of the Chief Electoral Officer:  Jean-Pierre Kingsley, Chief Electoral Officer of Canada; Diane R. Davidson, Deputy Chief Electoral Officer and Chief Legal Counsel; Janice Vézina, Senior Director, Election Financing and Corporate Services; James Sprague, Senior Practitioner and General Counsel.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Tuesday, March 18, 2003, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-24, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and the Income Tax Act (political financing).  (See Minutes of Proceedings, Thursday, April 3, 2003, Meeting No. 31.)

The Committee resumed consideration of Clause 1.

Jean-Pierre Kingsley made a statement and, with Janice Vézina and James Sprague, answered questions.

At 1:00 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Thomas Hall

Clerk of the Committee