The Chair presented the First Report from the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure which read as follows:
FIRST REPORT OF THE SUB-COMMITTEE
ON AGENDA AND PROCEDURE
The Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure of the Legislative Committee on Bill C-2 has the honour to present its FIRST REPORT.
Your Subcommittee met on Monday, May 8, 2006, to consider the business of the Committee and agreed unanimously to make the following recommendations:
1. It was agreed, — That the Committee authorize the Clerk to contact witnesses and attempt to find groupings that reflect the overall desire of each party and, that each grouping be focussed by subjects to the extent possible;
2. It was agreed, — That the final time limit for the submission of witness list and for witness requests to appear expires at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10, 2006 after which, witnesses may be invited to submit a brief in writing;
3. It was agreed, — That, whenever possible, all Committee meetings for the purpose of hearing witnesses be televised;
4. Pursuant to the motion of the Committee on May 3, 2006, the following motions have been referred to the Committee for its consideration:
That each witness or group of witnesses have a total of 10 minutes in which to make an opening statement;
That the limit on speaking times for Committee members be limited to 5 minutes, with the exception of the questioning of witnesses.