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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 36
Thursday, November 24, 2016, 11:01 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Televised
Presiding
Blaine Calkins, Chair (Conservative)

Library of Parliament
• Michael Dewing, Analyst
• Chloé Forget, Analyst
 
House of Commons
• Stéphanie Haché, Procedural Clerk
• Hon. Jody Wilson-Raybould, P.C., M.P., Minister of Justice
• Hon. Scott Brison, P.C., M.P., President of the Treasury Board
Department of Justice
• Mala Khanna, Director, General Counsel, Centre for Information and Privacy Law
• Laurie Wright, Assistant Deputy Minister, Public Law and Legislative Services Sector
Treasury Board Secretariat
• Jennifer Dawson, Deputy Chief Information Officer
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(h)(vi) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Tuesday, February 23, 2016, the Committee resumed its study of the Privacy Act.

The Ministers made statements and answered questions.

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

Motion

Daniel Blaikie moved, — That the Committee, pursuant to Standing Orders 108(2) and 108(3)(h)(vii), undertake a study of the Conflict of Interest Act and other initiatives which relate to the ethical standards of public office holders; that the witnesses invited to appear before the committee in relation to this study include Jon Dugal, Coordinator of Development and Events for the Liberal Party of Canada to testify about his role in the organization of private fundraising events involving Cabinet Ministers; and that the Committee report its findings to the House of Commons.

Amendment

Pat Kelly moved, — That the motion be amended by replacing all the words after "That the Committee" with :

"pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(h)(vi), undertake a study on certain provisions to the Conflict of Interest Act in regards to public office holders' participation in fundraising activities, and that the Coordinator of Development and Events for the Liberal Party of Canada be requested to testify before the Committee on this matter".

Motion

Joël Lightbound moved, — That the debate be now adjourned.

The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following recorded division:

YEAS: Bob Bratina, Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, Joël Lightbound, Wayne Long, Rémi Massé, Raj Saini — 6;

NAYS: Daniel Blaikie, Matt Jeneroux, Pat Kelly — 3.

Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada
• Suzanne Legault, Information Commissioner of Canada
• Layla Michaud, Acting Assistant Commissioner
Pursuant to Standing Order 81(5), the Committee commenced consideration of the Supplementary Estimates (B) 2016-17: Vote 1b under Offices of the Information and Privacy Commissioners of Canada, referred to the Committee on Thursday, November 3, 2016.

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

Suzanne Legault made a statement and, with Layla Michaud, answered questions.

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

ORDERED, — That the Chair report Vote 1b, under Offices of the Information and Privacy Commissioners of Canada, in the Supplementary Estimates (B) 2016-2017, to the House.

At 1:00 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Hugues La Rue
Clerk of the Committee