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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 80
Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 3:42 p.m. to 5:28 p.m.
Presiding
Bob Zimmer, Chair (Conservative)

Library of Parliament
• Maxime-Olivier Thibodeau, Analyst
The Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee business.

Motion

Nathan Cullen moved, — That, notwithstanding the motion adopted by the Committee on Monday, October 30, 2017, regarding the Conflict of Interest Act study, the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner be invited to appear before the end of her tenure set for January 8, 2018.

Debate arose thereon.

At 3:52 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 3:55 p.m., the sitting resumed.

After debate, the question was put on the motion and it was negatived on the following recorded division:

YEAS: Nathan Cullen, Jacques Gourde, Peter Kent — 3;

NAYS: Frank Baylis, Emmanuel Dubourg, Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, Mona Fortier, Alexandra Mendès, Michel Picard — 6.

Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada
• Layla Michaud, Deputy Commissioner, Investigations and Governance
Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying
• Karen E. Shepherd, Commissioner of Lobbying
• Charles Dutrisac, Acting Director of Internal Services and Chief Financial Officer
• Bruce Bergen, Senior Counsel
Pursuant to Standing Order 81(5), the Committee commenced consideration of the Supplementary Estimates (B) 2017-18: Vote 1b under the Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying and Vote 1b under the Offices of the Information and Privacy Commissioners of Canada, referred to the Committee on Thursday, October 26, 2017.

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

Layla Michaud made a statement and answered questions.

At 4:43 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:48 p.m., the sitting resumed.

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

Karen E. Shepherd made a statement and answered questions.

Motion

Nathaniel Erskine-Smith moved, — That the Committee proceed to sit in camera.

The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 7; NAYS: 0.

At 5:18 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:19 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

At 5:26 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:27 p.m., the sitting resumed in public.

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

Vote 1b under the Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying carried.

ORDERED, — That the Chair report Vote 1b under the Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying and Vote 1b under the Offices of the Information and Privacy Commissioners of Canada to the House.

At 5:28 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Hugues La Rue
Clerk of the Committee