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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
 
Meeting No. 28
 
Wednesday, April 6, 2005
 

The Standing Committee on Justice, Human Rights, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness met in camera at 4:00 p.m. this day, in Room 208 West Block, the Chair, Paul DeVillers, presiding.

 

Members of the Committee present: Garry Breitkreuz, Joe Comartin, Hon. Roy Cullen, Hon. Paul DeVillers, Hon. Paul Harold Macklin, John Maloney, Richard Marceau, Anita Neville, Vic Toews and Mark Warawa.

 

Acting Members present: Serge Ménard for Diane Bourgeois and Rob Moore for Myron Thompson.

 

Associate Members present: Libby Davies.

 

In attendance: Library of Parliament: Philip Rosen, Principal; Robin MacKay, Analyst.

 
The Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee business.
 

It was agreed, — That the clause-by-clause study of Bill C-13 take place on April 21, 2005.

 

At 4:01 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:02 p.m., by unanimous consent, the sitting resumed in public.

 

Richard Marceau moved, — That the Committee draw to the attention of the House the fact that the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness and the Senior Management of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police have not taken into account the opinion expressed by the Committee in its Fourth Report but rather have continued the process of closing nine RCMP detachments in Quebec, and that the Committee ask that the Minister and the RCMP put a stop to its personnel redeployment plan and reopen the detachments concerned.

Debate arose thereon.

 

After debate, the question was put on the motion and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 7; NAYS: 4.

 

Garry Breitkreuz moved, — That pursuant to Standing Order 81(4), the Committee hold meetings to consider and report on the 2005-06 Main Estimates for the SOLICITOR GENERAL (Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness) Votes 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85 for the SOLICITOR GENERAL (Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness); that the Committee invite the Minister and senior officials to appear before the Committee; that the Minister provide information relating to future expenditure plans and priorities of the Department; and that pursuant to Standing Order 81(7&8), the Committee consider and report recommendations on the future expenditure plans and priorities of the Department.

Debate arose thereon.

 

Roy Cullen moved, — That the motion be amended by adding the words “and PRIVY COUNCIL, Vote 30“ after the word “Preparedness”.

 

After debate, the question was put on the amendment of Roy Cullen and it was agreed to.

 

After debate, the question was put on the motion, as amended, and it was agreed to.

 

Vic Toews moved, — That pursuant to Standing Order 81(4), the Committee hold meetings to consider and report on the 2005-06 Main Estimates for the Minister of JUSTICE, Votes 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 50 for the Department of JUSTICE and Vote 30 for PRIVY COUNCIL; that the Committee invite the Minister and senior officials to appear before the committee; that the Minister provide information relating to future expenditure plans and priorities of the Department; and that pursuant to Standing Order 81(7) and 81(8), the Committee consider and report recommendations on the future expenditure plans and priorities of the Department.

Debate arose thereon.

 

Roy Cullen moved, — That the motion be amended by deleting the words “and Vote 30 for PRIVY COUNCIL”.

 

After debate, the question was put on the amendment of Roy Cullen and it was agreed to.

 

After debate, the question was put on the motion, as amended, and it was agreed to.

 

On motion of Anita Neville, it was agreed, — That an operational budget of $39,400 be adopted for the study of Bill C-17 for the period starting May 1, 2005.

 

On motion of Richard Marceau, it was agreed, — That, with regard to the certificate of nomination of Yves Le Bouthillier to the position of President, Law Commission of Canada, Mr. Le Bouthillier be invited to appear before the Committee.

 

At 4:54 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

 



Diane Diotte
Clerk of the Committee

 
 
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