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Meeting No. 51

Thursday, June 5, 2003

The Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs met at 11:13 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, Gerald Keddy, Lynn Myers, Geoff Regan and Jacques Saada.

Acting Member present:  Ken Epp for Dale Johnston.

In attendance:  From the Library of Parliament:  Margaret Young, Research Officer.

Appearing:  Hon. Don Boudria, Minister of State and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons.

Witness:  From the Privy Council Office:  Mitch Bloom, Privy Council Officer.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Tuesday, May 6, 2003, the Committee commenced consideration of Bill C-34, An Act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act (Ethics Commissioner and Senate Ethics Officer) and other Acts in consequence.

The Chair called Clause 1.

The Minister made a statement and, with Mitch Bloom, answered questions.

At 12:32 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:35 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

The Committee considered its future business.

At 12:49 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Thomas Hall

Clerk of the Committee