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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 73
Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 3:31 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Presiding
Bob Zimmer, Chair (Conservative)

• Eva Nassif for Raj Saini (Liberal)
• Erin Weir for Nathan Cullen (Independent)
Library of Parliament
• Chloé Forget, Analyst
• Maxime-Olivier Thibodeau, Analyst
The Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee business.

Motion

Nathan Cullen moved, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(h)(vi), the Committee undertake a study of the Conflict of Interest Act and how it relates to public office holders; that the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner be invited to discuss her 2013 recommendations provided in the context of the five-year review of the Act; that the Finance Minister be invited to explain decisions he has made in accordance with the Conflict of Interest Act; and that this study begin as soon as possible.

Debate arose thereon.

By unanimous consent, it was agreed, — That the motion be withdrawn.

Canadian Association of Journalists
• Nick Taylor-Vaisey, President
Evidence for Democracy
• Katie Gibbs, Executive Director
• Kathleen Walsh, Director of Policy
Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia
• Drew McArthur, Acting Commissioner
Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
• Daniel Therrien, Privacy Commissioner of Canada
• Julia Barss, Senior Legal Counsel and Director, Legal Services
• Sue Lajoie, Director General, Privacy Act Investigations
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Wednesday, September 27, 2017, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-58, Act to amend the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.

Drew McArthur, Nick Taylor-Vaisey, by videoconference from Toronto, Ontario, Kathleen Walsh and Katie Gibbs made statements and answered questions.

At 4:31 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:35 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Daniel Therrien made a statement and answered questions.

At 5:10 p.m., Nathaniel Erskine-Smith took the Chair.

At 5:13 p.m., Bob Zimmer took the Chair.

At 5:21 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:24 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

It was agreed, — That the members of the Committee submit to the Clerk their proposed amendments to Bill C-58 no later than 12 p.m. (noon) on Friday, November 3, 2017.

At 5:30 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Hugues La Rue
Clerk of the Committee