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Meeting No. 14
Tuesday, May 30, 2006

The Legislative Committee on Bill C-2 met in a televised session at 3:30 p.m. this day, in Room 253-D, Centre Block, the Chair, David Tilson, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Hon. Mark Eyking, Carole Lavallée, Tom Lukiwski, Pat Martin, James Moore, Rob Moore, Brian Murphy, Hon. Stephen Owen, Daniel Petit, Pierre Poilievre, Benoît Sauvageau, David Tilson and Alan Tonks.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Katherine Kirkwood, Analyst; Kristen Douglas, Analyst.


Witnesses: Canadian Newspaper Association: David Gollob, Vice-President, Public Affairs; Anne Kothawala, President and Chief Executive Officer. B.C. Freedom of Information and Privacy Association (FIPA): Richard Rosenberg, President. As individuals: Ken Rubin; David McKie; Paul Thomas, Duff Roblin Professor of Government, University of Manitoba. B.C. Freedom of Information and Privacy Association (FIPA): Stanley Tromp, Research Director.

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.


Anne Kothawala made a statement and, with David Gollob, answered questions.


Richard Rosenberg made a statement and, with Stanley Tromp, answered questions.


At 4:15 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:18 p.m., the sitting resumed.


Ken Rubin and David McKie made statements and answered questions.


At 5:00 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:03 p.m., the sitting resumed.


Paul Thomas made a statement and answered questions.


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


Miriam Burke
Clerk of the Committee

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