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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 150
Thursday, May 16, 2019, 3:45 p.m. to 5:25 p.m.
Televised
Presiding
Bob Zimmer, Chair (Conservative)

Library of Parliament
• Alexandra Savoie, Analyst
• Maxime-Olivier Thibodeau, Analyst
Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner
• Mario Dion, Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner
• Sandy Tremblay, Director, Corporate Management
Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying
• Nancy Bélanger, Commissioner of Lobbying
• Charles Dutrisac, Director of Finance and Chief Financial Officer
Pursuant to Standing Order 81(4), the Committee resumed consideration of the Main Estimates 2019-20: 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, 5, 10 and 15 under Offices of the Information and Privacy Commissioners of Canada, referred to the Committee on Thursday, April 11, 2019.

The Chair called Vote 1 under Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner.

Mario Dion made a statement and answered questions.

At 4:26 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:29 p.m., the sitting resumed.

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

Nancy Bélanger made a statement and answered questions.

Vote 1 under Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying carried.

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.

The Chair called Vote 1 under Offices of the Information and Privacy Commissioners of Canada.

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

The Chair called Vote 5 under Offices of the Information and Privacy Commissioners of Canada.

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

The Chair called Vote 10 under Offices of the Information and Privacy Commissioners of Canada.

Vote 10 under Offices of the Information and Privacy Commissioners of Canada carried.

The Chair called Vote 15 under Offices of the Information and Privacy Commissioners of Canada.

Vote 15 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, 5, 10 and 15 under Offices of the Information and Privacy Commissioners of Canada, less the amounts voted in Interim Supply, to the House.

At 5:05 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:06 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(h)(vii) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, the Committee resumed its study of Privacy of Digital Government Services.

The Committee proceeded to give drafting instructions to the analysts for a report.

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

It was agreed, — That, notwithstanding any routine motion, during meetings of the Committee with regard to the International Grand Committee on Big Data, Privacy and Democracy, the Chair shall not entertain any substantive motion.

It was agreed, — That, notwithstanding any routine motion, during meetings of the Committee with regard to the International Grand Committee on Big Data, Privacy and Democracy, the Chair be authorized to hold meetings to receive evidence and to have that evidence printed when a quorum is not present, provided that at least 3 members are present, including one member of the opposition and one member of the government.

It was agreed, — That the Clerk and analysts, in consultation with the Chair, prepare and implement a communications plan involving social media to promote the meetings with regard to the International Grand Committee on Big Data, Privacy and Democracy to take place from May 27 to 29, 2019.

At 5:25 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Michael MacPherson
Clerk of the Committee