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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
 
Meeting No. 28
 
Wednesday, June 14, 2006
 

The Legislative Committee on Bill C-2 met in a televised session at 6:31 p.m. this day, in Room 237-C, Centre Block, the Chair, David Tilson, presiding.

 

Members of the Committee present: Claude Bachand, Paul Dewar, Monique Guay, Hon. Marlene Jennings, Tom Lukiwski, 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; Élise Hurtubise-Loranger, Analyst. House of Commons: Susan Baldwin, Legislative Clerk; Joann Garbig, Legislative Clerk.

 

Witnesses: Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat: Susan M.W. Cartwright, Assistant Secretary, Accountability in Government. 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.
 

The Committee resumed its clause-by-clause study of the Bill.

 

The witnesses answered questions.

 

Clauses 311 to 314 inclusive carried severally.

 

On Clause 315

 
On motion of Pierre Poilievre, it was agreed, — That Bill C-2, in Clause 315, be amended by replacing line 22 on page 193 with the following:

“money by Her Majesty or a Crown corporation — or in documents, or”

 
Paul Dewar moved, — That Bill C-2, in Clause 315, be amended by adding after line 41 on page 193 the following:

“(e) requiring public disclosure of basic information on government contracts.”

 

Stephen Owen moved, — That the amendment be amended by adding after the word “contracts” the following:

“for the performance of work, the supply of goods or the rendering of services over $10,000.00”

 

After debate, the question was put on the subamendment and the result of the vote was announced: YEAS: 6; NAYS: 6.

Whereupon, the Chair voted in the negative.

Accordingly, the subamendment was negatived.

 

After debate, the question was put on the amendment of Paul Dewar and it was negatived, by a show of hands: YEAS: 5; NAYS: 7.

 
Paul Dewar moved, — That Bill C-2, in Clause 315, be amended by adding after line 41 on page 193 the following:

“(f) requiring that contracts for the performance of work, the supply of goods or the rendering of services not be awarded to firms that normally lobby the Government of Canada.”

 

After debate, the question was put on the amendment of Paul Dewar and it was negatived, by a show of hands: YEAS: 3; NAYS: 8.

 
On motion of Pierre Poilievre, it was agreed, — That Bill C-2, in Clause 315, be amended by replacing, in the English version, line 18 on page 194 with the following:

“recipient receives a grant, contribution or other funding from Her Majesty in”

 
On motion of Pierre Poilievre, it was agreed on division, — That Bill C-2, in Clause 315, be amended by replacing line 33 on page 194 with the following:

“provincial government, a municipality or the government of an”

 
Paul Dewar moved, — That Bill C-2, in Clause 315, be amended by adding after line 35 on page 194 the following:

“(c.1) the council of a band as defined in subsection 2(1) of the Indian Act, any member of the council or any agency of the band;”

 

Paul Dewar moved, — That the amendment be amended by adding after the word “band” the following:

“ or an aboriginal body that is party to a self-government agreement given effect by an Act of Parliament or any of their agencies; ”

 

At 7:20 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 7:36 p.m., the sitting resumed.

 

STATEMENT BY THE CHAIR

The amendment to remove Schedule VII from the Schedule to this Act is consequential to the proposed amendment. So for coherence, the committee should also remove the reference to Schedule VII in Clause 272. This requires unanimous consent of the committee to reopen that clause.

 

After debate, the question was put on the amendment of Paul Dewar, as amended, and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 7; NAYS: 5.

 

Clause 315, as amended, carried.

 
It was agreed, — That Bill C-2, in the Schedule, be amended by deleting Schedule VII to the Financial Administration Act on page 202.

 

Accordingly, by unanimous consent, it was agreed that Clause 272 be re-opened and that the reference to Schedule VII be removed.

 

Clause 272, as amended, carried.

 

Clause 316 carried on division.

 

Clause 317 carried on division.

 

Schedule 1, as amended, carried.

 

On Clause 1,

Benoît Sauvageau moved, — That Bill C-2, in Clause 1, be amended by replacing, in the French version, line 4 on page 1 with the following:

1. Loi fédérale sur la responsabilité.

 

The question was put on the amendment of Benoît Sauvageau and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 7; NAYS: 5.

 

Clause 1, as amended, carried.

 

The title carried.

The Bill, as amended, carried on division.

 

ORDERED, — That the Chair report the Bill, as amended, to the House.

 

ORDERED, — That Bill C-2, as amended, be reprinted for the use of the House at report stage.

 

At 8:06 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

 



Miriam Burke
Clerk of the Committee

 
 
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