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Meeting No. 18
Thursday, June 1, 2006

The Legislative Committee on Bill C-2 met in a televised session at 8:08 a.m. this day, in Room 253-D, Centre Block, the Chair, David Tilson, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Monique Guay, Hon. Marlene Jennings, 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: Kristen Douglas, Analyst; Katherine Kirkwood, Analyst; Sebastian Spano, Analyst; Wade Riordan-Raaflaub, Analyst.


Witnesses: Conservative Party of Canada : Michael D. Donison, Executive Director. Liberal Party of Canada: Steven MacKinnon, National Director. New Democratic Party: Eric Hébert, Federal Secretary. Bloc Québécois: Gilbert Gardner, General Director; Martin Carpentier, Director. As an individual: David R. Zussman, Jarislowsky Chair in Public Sector Management, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Ottawa. Department of Justice: Michel Bouchard, Associate Deputy Minister. Department of Justice (Quebec): Pierre Lapointe, Chief Prosecutor for the Attorney General of Québec. Department of Public Works and Government Services: Yvette Aloïsi, Associate Deputy Minister. New Democratic Party: Jess Turk-Browne, Assistant Federal Secretary. Department of Public Works and Government Services: Emmy Verdun, Director General, Policy Risk, Integrity and Strategic Management Sector, Acquisitions Branch. Department of Justice: Joe Wild, Senior Counsel, Legal Services, Treasury Board Portfolio.

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.


Michael Donison made a statement and answered questions.


Steven MacKinnon made a statement and answered questions.


Éric Hébert made a statement and answered questions.


Gilbert Gardner made a statement and and answered questions.


At 9:12 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 9:17 a.m., the sitting resumed.


David Zussman made a statement and answered questions.


At 9:54 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 9:59 a.m., the sitting resumed.


Michael Bouchard made a statement and answered questions.


Pierre Lapointe made a statement and answered questions.


At 10:40 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 10:43 a.m., the sitting resumed.


Yvette Aloïsi made a statement and, with Joe Wild, answered questions.


At 11:03 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Roger Préfontaine
Committee Clerk

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