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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 105
Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 8:44 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Televised
Presiding
Charlie Angus, Vice-Chair (NDP)

Library of Parliament
• Alexandra Savoie, Analyst
• Maxime-Olivier Thibodeau, Analyst
Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying
• Nancy Bélanger, Commissioner of Lobbying
• François Bertrand, Director, Registration and Client Services
Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada
• Caroline Maynard, Information Commissioner of Canada
• Gino Grondin, Deputy Commissioner, Legal Services and Public Affairs
• Layla Michaud, Deputy Commissioner, Investigations and Governance
Pursuant to Standing Order 81(4), the Committee resumed consideration of the Main Estimates 2018-19: Vote 1 under Office ot the Commissioner of Lobbying, Vote 1 under Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, Vote 1 under Office of the Senate Ethics Officer and Votes 1 and 5 under Offices of the Information and Privacy Commissioners of Canada, referred to the Committee on Monday, April 16, 2018.

The Chair called Vote 1 under Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying.

Nancy Bélanger made a statement and, with François Bélanger, answered questions.

At 8:49 a.m., Nathaniel Erskine Smith took the Chair.

At 9:42 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 9:45 a.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

It was agreed, — That, in relation to the Committee’s study of the breach of personal information involving Cambridge Analytica and Facebook, the Clerk of the Committee check the availability of the Law Clerk and invite him forthwith to appear at the earliest opportunity.

It was agreed, — That the analysts and the Clerk, in consultation with the Chair, prepare a news release for publication on the Committee's website and for distribution following the confirmation of Christopher Wylie’s appearance date.

At 9:59 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 10:01 a.m., the sitting resumed in public.

Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying
• Nancy Bélanger, Commissioner of Lobbying
• François Bertrand, Director, Registration and Client Services
Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada
• Caroline Maynard, Information Commissioner of Canada
• Gino Grondin, Deputy Commissioner, Legal Services and Public Affairs
• Layla Michaud, Deputy Commissioner, Investigations and Governance
Pursuant to Standing Order 81(4), the Committee resumed consideration of the Main Estimates 2018-19: Vote 1 under Office ot the Commissioner of Lobbying, Vote 1 under Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, Vote 1 under Office of the Senate Ethics Officer, Votes 1 and 5 under Offices of the Information and Privacy Commissioners of Canada, referred to the Committee on Monday, April 16, 2018.

The Committee resumed consideration of Votes 1 and 5 under Offices of the Information and Privacy Commissioners of Canada.

Caroline Maynard made a statement and answered questions.

The Committee resumed the consideration of Vote 1 under Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying.

Vote 1 under Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying carried.

The Committee resumed the consideration of Vote 1 under Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner.

Vote 1 under Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner carried.

The Chair called Vote 1 under Office of the Senate Ethics Officer.

Vote 1 under Office of the Senate Ethics Officer carried.

Vote 1 under Offices of the Information and Privacy Commissioners of Canada carried.

Vote 5 under Offices of the Information and Privacy Commissioners of Canada carried.

ORDERED, — That the Chair report Vote 1 under Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying, Vote 1 under Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, Vote 1 under Office of the Senate Ethics Officer and Votes 1 and 5 under Offices of the Information and Privacy Commissioners of Canada, less the amounts voted in the Interim Estimates, to the House.

At 10:45 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Jean-Denis Kusion
Clerk of the Committee