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Meeting No. 31
Thursday, November 23, 2006

The Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs met at 11:10 a.m. this day, in Room 112-N, Centre Block, the Chair, Gary Goodyear, presiding.


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


Acting Members present: Robert Carrier for Michel Guimond and Scott Simms for Hon. Stephen Owen.


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


Appearing: Hon. Rob Nicholson, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister for Democratic Reform.


Witnesses: Privy Council Office: Natasha Kim, Senior Policy Advisor, Legislation and House Planning. Department of Justice: Raymond MacCallum, Counsel, Human Rights Law Section. Privy Council Office: Dan McDougall, Director of Operations, Legislation and House Planning.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Wednesday, November 8, 2006, the Committee commenced consideration of Bill C-31, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and the Public Service Employment Act.

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.


At 12:19 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

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


It was agreed, — That the Second Report of the Subcommittee on Private Members' Business regarding Bill C-295, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (replacement workers), be concurred in.


At 12:22 p.m., the sitting was suspended.


At 12:23 p.m., the Committee resumed sitting in camera.

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

It was agreed, — That witnesses be invited to appear in relation to Bill C-31.


At 12:40 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Lucile McGregor
Clerk of the Committee

2006/11/28 7:59 a.m.