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Meeting No. 20
Thursday, March 6, 2014

The Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs met in a televised session at 11:29 a.m. this day, in Room 253-D, Centre Block, the Chair, Joe Preston, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: David Christopherson, Kevin Lamoureux, Alexandrine Latendresse, Tom Lukiwski, Ted Opitz, Joe Preston, Scott Reid, Blake Richards and Craig Scott.


Acting Members present: Dan Albas for Scott Reid, Dave MacKenzie for Brad Butt, LaVar Payne for Blake Richards and Scott Simms for Kevin Lamoureux.


Associate Members present: Nathan Cullen and LaVar Payne.


Other Members present: André Bellavance, Jack Harris and Scott Simms.


In attendance: House of Commons: Rémi Bourgault, Procedural Clerk. Library of Parliament: Andre Barnes, Analyst; Erin Virgint, Research Assistant.


Witnesses: Elections Canada: Marc Mayrand, Chief Electoral Officer; Stéphane Perrault, Deputy Chief Electoral Officer, Legal Services, Compliance and Investigations.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Monday, February 10, 2014, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-23, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and other Acts and to make consequential amendments to certain Acts.

Marc Mayrand made a statement and answered questions.


At 12:06 p.m., by unanimous consent and pursuant to Standing Order 115(5), it was agreed that the Committee continue to sit.


At 12:17 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:49 p.m., the sitting resumed.


Questioning of the witness resumed.

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

At 1:54 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Marie-France Renaud
Clerk of the Committee

2014/03/07 8:26 a.m.