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Meeting No. 38

Tuesday, May 6, 2003

The Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs met in a televised session at 11:05 a.m. this day, in Room 253-D, Centre Block, the Chair, Peter Adams, presiding.

Members of the Committee present: Peter Adams, Rick Borotsik, Marlene Catterall, Rodger Cuzner, Michel Guimond, Joe Jordan, Lynn Myers, Geoff Regan, Jacques Saada 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 M. Wright, Research Assistant.

Witnesses:  As an individual:  François Côté, Lawyer.  From Mount Allison University: William Cross, Professor of Political Science.  From York University:  Robert MacDermid, Professor of Political Science.

Pursuant to its 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.

The witnesses each made a statement and answered questions.

At 11:47 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:09 p.m., the sitting resumed.

At 1:01 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Thomas Hall

Clerk of the Committee