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Meeting No. 18
Tuesday, September 26, 2006

The Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs met at 11:04 a.m. this day, in Room 112-N, Centre Block, the Chair, Gary Goodyear, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Gary Goodyear, Michel Guimond, Hon. Jay Hill, Hon. Marlene Jennings, Tom Lukiwski, Hon. Stephen Owen, Pauline Picard, Joe Preston, Marcel Proulx, Hon. Karen Redman and Scott Reid.


Acting Members present: Paul Dewar for Yvon Godin.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: James Robertson, Principal; Sebastian Spano, Analyst.


Appearing: Hon. Rob Nicholson, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons.


Witnesses: Privy Council Office: Kathy O'Hara, Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet, Machinery of Government; Dan McDougall, Director of Operations, Legislation and House Planning. Department of Justice: Warren J. Newman, General Counsel, Constitutional and Administrative Law. Elections Canada: Jean-Pierre Kingsley, Chief Electoral Officer; Diane R. Davidson, Deputy Chief Electoral Officer and Chief Legal Counsel; Rennie Molnar, Senior Director, Operations, Register and Geography.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Tuesday, September 19, 2006, the Committee commenced consideration of Bill C-16, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act.

The Hon. Rob Nicholson made a statement and, with the other witnesses, answered questions.


At 12:16 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:20 p.m., the sitting resumed.


Mr. Kingsley made a statement and, with the other witnesses, answered questions.


At 12:57 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:57 p.m., the sitting resumed.

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

At 1:05 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Lucile McGregor
Clerk of the Committee

2006/09/26 4:15 p.m.