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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 11
Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 8:44 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Presiding
Blaine Calkins, Chair (Conservative)

Library of Parliament
• Michael Dewing, Analyst
• Chloé Forget, Analyst
Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
• Daniel Therrien, Privacy Commissioner of Canada
• Patricia Kosseim, Senior General Counsel and Director General, Legal Services, Policy, Research and Technology Analysis Branch
• Daniel Nadeau, Director General and Chief Financial Officer
Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner
• Mary Dawson, Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner
• Denise Benoit, Director, Corporate Management
• Lyne Robinson-Dalpé, Director, Advisory and Compliance
Pursuant to Standing Order 81(4), the Committee commenced consideration of the Main Estimates 2016-17: Vote 1 under Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying, Vote 1 under Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, Votes 1 and 5 under Offices of the Information and Privacy Commissioners of Canada and Vote 1 under Senate Ethics Officer, referred to the Committee on Tuesday, February 23, 2016.

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

Daniel Therrien made a statement and, with Daniel Nadeau, answered questions.

At 9:52 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 9:57 a.m., the sitting resumed.

Mary Dawson made a statement and, with Denise Benoit and Lyne Robinson-Dalpé, answered questions.

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

Motion

Joël Lightbound moved, — That, in relation to Orders of Reference from the House respecting Bills,

(a) the Clerk of the Committee shall, upon the Committee receiving such an Order of Reference, write to each Member who is not a member of a caucus represented on the Committee to invite those Members to file with the Clerk of the Committee, in both official languages, any amendments to the Bill, which is the subject of the said Order, which they would suggest that the Committee consider;

(b) suggested amendments filed, pursuant to paragraph (a), at least 48 hours prior to the start of clause-by-clause consideration of the Bill to which the amendments relate shall be deemed to be proposed during the said consideration, provided that the Committee may, by motion, vary this deadline in respect of a given Bill; and

(c) during the clause-by-clause consideration of a Bill, the Chair shall allow a Member who filed suggested amendments, pursuant to paragraph (a), an opportunity to make brief representations in support of them.

After debate, the question was put on the motion and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 8; NAYS: 1.

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



Michel Marcotte
Clerk of the Committee