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Meeting No. 20
Tuesday, February 15, 2005

The Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates met in a televised session at 3:34 p.m. this day, in Room 237-C Centre Block, the Chair, Leon E.Benoit, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Leon E. Benoit, Ken Boshcoff, Marc Godbout, Guy Lauzon, Diane Marleau, Pat Martin, Joe Preston, Francis Scarpaleggia, Paul Szabo and Louise Thibault.


Acting Members present: Pierre Poilievre for Randy White and Benoît Sauvageau for Marcel Gagnon.


Other Members present: Robert Thibault.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Philippe Le Goff, Analyst; Tara Gray, Analyst.


Witnesses: As Individuals: Shiv Chopra; Gérard Lambert; Margaret Haydon. African Canadian Legal Clinic: Nkiru Agbakwa, Policy Researcher; Marie Chen, Acting Director of Legal Services .

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Monday, October 18, 2004, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-11, An Act to establish a procedure for the disclosure of wrongdoings in the public sector, including the protection of persons who disclose the wrongdoings.

Pursuant to Standing Order 75(1), consideration of Clause 1 is postponed.

The Chair calls Clause 2.


Shiv Chopra made a statement and, with Margaret Haydon and Gérard Lambert, answered questions.


At 4:41 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:44 p.m., the sitting resumed.


Nkiru Agbakwa made a statement and, with Marie Chen, answered questions.


At 5:24 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Miriam Burke
Clerk of the Committee

2005/03/03 9:58 a.m.