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Meeting No. 60
Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs met at 11:04 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, Dave MacKenzie, Ted Opitz, Joe Preston, Scott Reid, Blake Richards and Craig Scott.


Acting Members present: Jean Crowder for Alexandrine Latendresse, Mylène Freeman for Craig Scott and Scott Simms for Kevin Lamoureux.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Andre Barnes, Analyst; Erin Virgint, Research Assistant.


Witnesses: As individuals: Lori Turnbull, Associate Professor, Carleton University; Hon. Peter Milliken, Former Speaker of the House of Commons; Ned Franks, Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Studies, Queen's University. Matthew Carroll, Campaigns Director.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Wednesday, September 24, 2014, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-586, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and the Parliament of Canada Act (candidacy and caucus reforms).

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.


At 12:02 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:09 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Monday, October 21, 2013, the Committee resumed its review of the Standing Orders.

The Committee commenced consideration of a draft report.


It was agreed, — That the draft report, as amended, be adopted.


It was agreed, — That the Chair, Clerk and analysts be authorized to make such grammatical and editorial changes as may be necessary without changing the substance of the report.


ORDERED, — That the Chair present the report to the House.

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

At 12:41 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Marie-France Renaud
Clerk of the Committee

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