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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 57
Monday, November 28, 2016, 3:35 p.m. to 5:18 p.m.
In Camera
Francis Scarpaleggia, Chair (Liberal)

• John Nater for Blake Richards (Conservative)
• Jamie Schmale for Gérard Deltell (Conservative)
• Gabriel Ste-Marie for Luc Thériault (Bloc Québécois)
Library of Parliament
• Dara Lithwick, Analyst
• Erin Virgint, Analyst
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Tuesday, June 7, 2016, the Committee resumed its study of electoral reform.

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

It was agreed, — That the report be entitled: "Strengthening Democracy in Canada: Principles, Process and Public Engagement for Electoral Reform".

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

It was agreed, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 109, the Committee request that the Government table a comprehensive response to the report.

It was agreed, — That dissenting and/or supplementary opinions be in Arial 12 point font, single line spacing, justified and be submitted electronically, in both official languages, to the Clerks of the Committee, no later than noon on Wednesday, November 30, 2016.

It was agreed, — That the Analysts and the Clerks, in consultation with the Chair, prepare a news release for publication on the Committee's website and for distribution upon presentation of the report to the House.

It was agreed, — That the Clerks of the Committee make the necessary arrangements for a press conference to be held on Thursday, December 1, 2016, after the presentation of the Committee's report to the House; and that the Committee be represented by the Chair and a representative from each party.

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

At 5:18 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Christine Lafrance,
Danielle Widmer
Clerks of the Committee