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Meeting No. 39
Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics met at 9:05 a.m. this day, in Room 253-D, Centre Block, the Chair, Paul Szabo, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Kelly Block, Patricia Davidson, Bob Dechert, Jean Dorion, Carole Freeman, Pierre Poilievre, Bill Siksay, Michelle Simson, Paul Szabo and Borys Wrzesnewskyj.


Acting Members present: Sukh Dhaliwal for Borys Wrzesnewskyj and Ed Fast for Greg Rickford.


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


Witnesses: Treasury Board Secretariat: Peter Bruce, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Chief Information Officer Branch. Library and Archives Canada: Douglas Rimmer, Assistant Deputy Minister, Documentary Heritage Collection Sector.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Tuesday, October 20, 2009, the Committee commenced its study of the Treasury Board directive on recordkeeping.

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Monday, February 9, 2009, the Committee resumed its study on the Privacy Act Reform.

Michelle Simson moved, — That the Committee report to the House its profound disappointment with the response of the Minister of Justice to its 10th report entitled ‘The Privacy Act: First steps towards renewal’, and that the Committee recommend to the government that it introduce in the House, no later than March 30, 2010, a new Privacy Act that would reflect the Committee’s proceedings and recommendations.

Debate arose thereon.


It was agreed, — That the debate be adjourned until the next meeting of the Committee.


At 11:00 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Jacques Maziade
Clerk of the Committee

2010/02/02 1:31 p.m.