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Meeting No. 9
Wednesday, May 17, 2006

The Legislative Committee on Bill C-2 met in a televised session at 3:39 p.m. this day, in Room 253-D, Centre Block, the Chair, David Tilson, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Monique Guay, Hon. Marlene Jennings, 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.


Witnesses: Assembly of First Nations: Richard Jock, Chief Executive Officer; Bob Watts, Chief of Staff, National Chief`s Office; Daniel Wilson, Special Advisor, Accountability. Quebec Native Women Inc.: Ellen Gabriel, President. Assemblée des Premières nations du Québec & du Labrador: Ghislain Picard, Regional Vice Chief.

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.


Richard Jock and Bob Watts made statements and, with Daniel Wilson, answered questions.


At 4:24 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:29 p.m., the sitting resumed.


Ellen Gabriel and Ghislain Picard made statements and answered questions.


At 5:14 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:16 p.m., the sitting resumed.

The Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee business.

Pierre Poilievre moved, — That the Committee add the following four meeting blocks for the week of May 29th – June 2nd :

Monday: 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.; 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.;

Tuesday: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.;

Wednesday: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.; and,

Begin meetings at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday and Thursday.


Alan Tonks moved, — That consideration of the motion be postponed to a later date after consultation and consideration of the witness list.


The question was put on the motion and the result of the vote was announced: YEAS: 6; NAYS: 6.

Whereupon, the Chair voted in the negative.

Accordingly, the motion was negatived.


The question was put on the motion of Pierre Poilievre and the results of the vote was announced:

YEAS: 6; NAYS: 6.

Whereupon, the Chair voted in the affirmative.

Accordingly, the motion was agreed to.


At 5:46 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Miriam Burke
Clerk of the Committee

2006-05-18 4:39 p.m.