The Chair presented the First Report from the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure which read as follows:The Subcommittee met on Wednesday, October 20, 2004 and agreed to make the following recommendations:
That the Minister of Justice be invited to appear before the Committee, after the tabling of the Government of Canada’s response to the Committee’s report tabled on May 10, 2004, entitled “Improving the Supreme Court of Canada Appointment Process”, to explain the response.
That Bill C-6, An Act to establish the Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness and to amend or repeal certain Acts, be the first order of business, followed by Bill C-10, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (mental disorder) and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.
That the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness and the officials of the Department be invited to appear before the Committee on Wednesday, October 27th, 2004, to discuss Bill C-6.
That the Minister of Justice and the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness be invited to appear before the Committee concerning the Main Estimates.
That the Committee meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and, when necessary, extend the duration of the meetings.