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Meeting No. 16
Monday, April 27, 2009

The Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics met at 3:29 p.m. this day, in Room 308, West Block, the Chair, Paul Szabo, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Kelly Block, Bob Dechert, Earl Dreeshen, Russ Hiebert, Pierre Poilievre, Bill Siksay, Michelle Simson, Paul Szabo, Ève-Mary Thaï Thi Lac and Borys Wrzesnewskyj.


Acting Members present: Richard Nadeau for Carole Freeman.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Élise Hurtubise-Loranger, Analyst; Alysia Davies, Analyst; Célia Jutras, Intern.


Witnesses: Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner: Christiane Ouimet, Commissioner; Henry Molot, Deputy Commissioner; Joe Friday, General Counsel.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee proceeded a briefing.

Christiane Ouimet made a statement and answered questions.

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

Pierre Poilievre moved, — That, the Committee study the privacy implications of camera surveillance such as “Google Street View” and Canpages and other issues related to video surveillance and that the Committee ask Eric Schmidt, the Chairman and CEO of Google or his Canadians representative and Oliver Vincent, the President and CEO of Canpages or his representative to testify before the Committee on this subject.


After debate, the question was put on the motion and it was agreed to.


At 5:22 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Jacques Maziade
Clerk of the Committee

2009/04/29 10:21 a.m.