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Meeting No. 12
Monday, May 29, 2006

The Legislative Committee on Bill C-2 met in a televised session at 6:04 p.m. this day, in Room 253-D, Centre Block, the Chair, David Tilson, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Ken Boshcoff, Paul Dewar, Hon. Marlene Jennings, Carole Lavallée, Tom Lukiwski, James Moore, Rob Moore, Hon. Stephen Owen, Daniel Petit, Pierre Poilievre, Benoît Sauvageau, Hon. Robert Thibault, David Tilson and Alan Tonks.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Katherine Kirkwood, Analyst; Sebastian Spano, Analyst.


Witnesses: As an individual: Neil Finkelstein, Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP. Public Service Labour Relations Board: Sylvie Matteau, Acting Chairperson; Pierre Hamel, Executive Director of the Board and General Counsel. Canadian Federation of Students: Angela Regnier, National Deputy Chairperson; Ian Boyko, Government Relations Coordinator.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Thursday, April 27, 2006, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-2, An Act providing for conflict of interest rules, restrictions on election financing and measures respecting administrative transparency, oversight and accountability.

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

The Chair calls Clause 2.


Neil Finkelstein made a statement and answered questions.


At 6:45 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 6:50 p.m., the sitting resumed.


Sylvie Matteau made a statement and answered questions.


At 7:33 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 7:37 p.m., the sitting resumed.


Angela Regnier made a statement and, with Ian Boyko, answered questions.


Marlene Jennings gave notice of the following motion: — That this Committee mandates its Chair to invite a panel of former Chairs of the Public Service Labour Relations Board to appear so as to answer those questions regarding Bill C-2 that Sylvie Matteau was unable to answer given her position of Acting Chairperson of said Board.


At 8:20 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Miriam Burke
Clerk of the Committee

2006-06-06 12:16 p.m.