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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 202
Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 3:35 p.m. to 4:19 p.m.
Presiding
Hon. Wayne Easter, Chair (Liberal)

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

The Committee resumed consideration of the motion moved by Francesco Sorbara on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, which read as follows:

—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 4:12 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:15 p.m., the sitting resumed.

The debate on the motion continued.

Amendment

Pierre Poilievre moved, — That the motion, on section 7, be amended 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 replacing the words “, and that officials appear from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., if necessary;” with the words “that his opening statement be limited to ten minutes and that the meeting be televised;”.

After debate, the question was put on the amendment of Pierre Poilievre and it was agreed to.

The motion, as amended, read as follows:

—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 6:30 p.m., that his opening statement be limited to ten minutes and that the meeting be televised;
  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.

After debate, the question was put on the motion, as amended, and it was agreed to.

On motion of Francesco Sorbara, it was agreed, — That: (a) the Chair of the Committee write, as promptly as possible, to the Chairs of the following standing committees to invite them to study the subject matter of the following provisions of Bill C-97, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 19, 2019, and other measures: (i) the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, Part 4, divisions 11 and 12 of the Bill; (ii) the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security, Part 4, division 10 of the Bill; (iii) the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration, Part 4 , division 15 of the Bill; (iv) the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs, Part 4, Division 25, Subdivisions A, B, C, and D of the Bill; (b) for the standing committees listed in (a), (i) recommendations, including any suggested amendments, be submitted in both official languages, in relation to the provisions considered by them, in a letter to the Chair of the Standing Committee on Finance, in both official languages, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday May 17, 2019; (ii) any amendments suggested pursuant to paragraph (b)(i) shall be deemed to be proposed during the clause-by-clause consideration of Bill C-97, and further provided that the members of the Standing Committee on Finance may propose amendments notwithstanding the recommendations received pursuant to paragraph (b)(i); (iii) if a standing committee listed in (a) chooses not to consider the subject matter of the provisions, it advise the Chair of the Standing Committee on Finance by letter, in both official languages, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 3, 2019.

At 4:19 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



David Gagnon
Clerk of the Committee