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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 201
Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 11:02 a.m. to 1:02 p.m.
Televised
Presiding
Hon. Wayne Easter, Chair (Liberal)

Liberal

Library of Parliament
• Brett Capstick, Analyst
• Michaël Lambert-Racine, Analyst
The Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee business.

Motion

Francesco Sorbara moved, — That

  1. the Committee begin a subject matter study of Bill C-97, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 19, 2019, and other measures on Monday, April 29, 2019, if the Bill itself has not yet been referred to the Committee;
  2. the Committee hear from departmental officials on the subject matter of Bill C-97 on Monday, April 29, 2019, from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.;
  3. if Bill C-97 is referred to the Committee by the House during the subject matter study of the Bill, all evidence and documentation received in public in relation to its subject matter study of Bill C-97 be deemed received by the Committee in the context of its legislative study of Bill C-97;
  4. the Clerk of the Committee write immediately to each Member of Parliament who is not a member of a caucus represented on the Committee, to inform them of the beginning of the subject matter study of Bill C-97 by the Committee and to invite them to start working on their proposed amendments to the Bill, which would be considered during the clause-by-clause study of the Bill;
  5. Members of the Committee submit their prioritized witness lists for the study of Bill C-97 to the Clerk of the Committee by no later than noon on Thursday, April 18, 2019, and that these lists be distributed to Members that same day;
  6. the Committee hear from witnesses on Bill C-97 from April 29, 2019, to May 16, 2019;
  7. the Committee invite the Minister of Finance to appear on Bill C-97 on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and that officials appear from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., if necessary;
  8. proposed amendments to Bill C-97 be submitted to the Clerk of the Committee in both official languages by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at the latest;
  9. the Committee commence clause-by-clause consideration of Bill C-97 on Monday, May 27, 2019, at 11:00 a.m., subject to the Bill being referred to the Committee;
  10. the Chair may limit debate on each clause to a maximum of five minutes per party, per clause; and
  11. if the Committee has not completed the clause-by-clause consideration of the Bill by 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, all remaining amendments submitted to the Committee shall be deemed moved, the Chair shall put the question, forthwith and successively, without further debate on all remaining clauses and proposed amendments, as well as each and every question necessary to dispose of clause-by-clause consideration of the Bill, as well as all questions necessary to report the Bill to the House and to order the Chair to report the Bill to the House as soon as possible.

Debate arose thereon.

At 11:13 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 11:58 a.m., the sitting resumed.

The debate on the motion continued.

Amendment

Pierre-Luc Dusseault moved, — That the motion be amended by deleting sections 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10 and 11 of the motion.

Debate arose thereon.

Subamendment

Blake Richards moved, — That the amendment be amended, on section 7, by replacing the words “3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.” with the words “3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.” and deleting the words “, and that officials appear from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., if necessary”.

RULING BY THE CHAIR

The Chair ruled the proposed subamendment inadmissible as it is irrelevant to the amendment.

Whereupon, Blake Richards appealed the decision of the Chair.

The question: "Shall the decision of the Chair be sustained?" was put and the decision was sustained on the following recorded division:

YEAS: Pierre-Luc Dusseault, Greg Fergus, Peter Fragiskatos, Michael V. McLeod, Kim Rudd, Francesco Sorbara — 6;

NAYS: Gérard Deltell, Pierre Poilievre, Blake Richards — 3.

The debate on the amendment continued.

After debate, the question was put on the amendment of Pierre-Luc Dusseault and it was negatived on the following recorded division:

YEAS: Gérard Deltell, Pierre-Luc Dusseault, Pierre Poilievre, Blake Richards — 4;

NAYS: Greg Fergus, Peter Fragiskatos, Michael V. McLeod, Kim Rudd, Francesco Sorbara — 5.

The debate on the motion continued.

Amendment

Gérard Deltell moved, — That the motion be amended, on section 7, by replacing the words “3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.” with the words “3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.” and deleting the words “, and that officials appear from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., if necessary”.

At 1:02 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



David Gagnon
Clerk of the Committee