Daniel Petit proposed to move - That the Committee make an in-depth study, by creating a sub-committee to do so, of the whole of all nominations of federally appointed judges since 1993, up to the time that the sub-committee files its report, to determine what links or ties federally appointed judges had, before their nomination, with the Liberal Party of Canada, ties such as:
Family ties, as well as those through marriage or common law arrangements, with members or officers of the Liberal Party of Canada;
Financial or business ties, such as contributions, donations, loans or free services given by these judges before their nomination, or by their employers, associates or corporations to or for the Liberal Party of Canada, to the members or officers of the Liberal Party of Canada;
That the sub-committee be able to compel as witnesses before it, all members who have been part of these Judicial appointments committees (JACs) from 1993 up to the time the special sub-committee files its report;
That the sub-committee be able to obtain all names of all candidates who have applied since 1993, both recommended and highly recommended;
That the sub-committee make the necessary recommendations to improve, remove, amend or delete the composition of said Judicial Advisory committees.