I now call to order the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.
I would like to begin by addressing the purpose of this particular meeting, as was notified through the clerk to me. I know that I am obligated to call a meeting under Standing Order 106(4) within five days of the clerk receiving a letter signed by four members of the committee. In fact, I believe it was all six members, with the exclusion of Mr. Comartin, in opposition who signed this particular notification.
Today's meeting was called after the clerk received a letter on Friday, May 2, through Standing Order 106(4), which reads as follows:
Noting the request, the purposes stated:
The motion referred to on March 11 was Mr. LeBlanc's motion, which is as follows:
I might point out, members of the committee, that this motion has already been ruled out of order on several occasions by the chair. If any members require a reminder of the rationale for this ruling, I point to you Standing Order 108 on powers of standing committees, as well as the minutes of this committee on March 11, 2008. The ruling of the chair stands, and therefore the discussion thereupon is out of order.
With this topic off the table, there are no other stated purposes for this committee to consider a Standing Order 106(4) request. Therefore, I am adjourning the meeting.
The meeting is adjourned.