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Meeting No. 62
Monday, November 28, 2005

The Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates met in a televised session at 3:34 p.m. this day, in Room 269, West Block, the Chair, Leon Benoit, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Leon Benoit, Ken Boshcoff, Marc Godbout, Gary Lunn, Hon. Diane Marleau, Pat Martin, Joe Preston, Francis Scarpaleggia, Christian Simard, Paul Szabo and Louise Thibault.


Acting Members present: Odina Desrochers for Christian Simard, Odina Desrochers for Louise Thibault, Hon. Claude Drouin for Paul Szabo and James Rajotte for Pierre Poilievre.


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


Witnesses: Bioniche Life Sciences: Graeme McRae, President and CEO. Department of Industry: Tom Wright, Executive Director, Technology Partnerships Canada. Democracy Watch: Duff Conacher, Coordinator.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on October 31, 2005, the Committee commenced its examination of David Dingwall's committee testimony from Wednesday, October 19, 2005.

Graeme McRae, Tom Wright and Duff Conacher made statements and answered questions.


At 5:18 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:21 p.m., the sitting resumed.

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

Pat Martin moved, — That David Dingwall be summoned to attend and give evidence before this Committee at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 29, 2005.


After debate, the question was put on the motion and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 9; NAYS: 1.


Diane Marleau moved, — That before taking-up any other business, the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates shall complete its consideration of the Supplementary Estimates (A).


The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 7; NAYS: 1.


At 5:44 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Miriam Burke
Clerk of the Committee

2005-11-30 12:06 p.m.