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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
 
Meeting No. 26
 
Monday, June 8, 2009
 

The Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics met at 3:33 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, Pierre Poilievre, Bill Siksay, Michelle Simson, Paul Szabo, Ève-Mary Thaï Thi Lac and Borys Wrzesnewskyj.

 

Acting Members present: Richard Nadeau for Carole Freeman and Andrew Saxton for Russ Hiebert.

 

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

 

Witnesses: As an individual: Karen E. Shepherd, Proposed appointee for the position of Commissioner of Lobbying.

 
Pursuant to Standing Order 111.1(1), the Committee commenced consideration of the certificate of nomination of Karen E. Shepherd to the position of Commissioner of Lobbying which was referred to the Committee on Monday, May 11, 2009.
 

The witness made a statement and answered questions.

 

At 4:36 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:39 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

 

It was agreed, — That the Committee has considered the proposed appointment of Karen E. Shepherd as Commissioner of Lobbying and reports its support for her appointment.

 
Pursuant to Standing Orders 108(2) and 108(3)(h)(iv), Special Report of the Information Commissioner entitled "Report Cards 2007-2008 and Systemic Issues Affecting Access to Information in Canada" referred to the Committee on Thursday, February 26, 2009, and the motion adopted by the Committee on Wednesday, March 4, 2009, the Committee resumed its study on the Access to Information Act Reform.
 
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee commenced its study on the Funding for the Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada.
 

It was agreed, — That the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics notes with deep concern recent decisions by the Treasury Board regarding funding for the Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada and calls on the government to immediately end its interference in the budget and mandate of the Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada by ensuring approval of the full complement of resources requested and recommended by the Advisory Panel on the Funding and Oversight of Officers of Parliament for the Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada; and

That the Chair report this motion to the House.

 

At 6:29 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

 



Jacques Maziade
Clerk of the Committee

 
 
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