JUST Committee Meeting
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Minutes of Proceedings
On motion of Dave MacKenzie, it was agreed, — That Tony Clement be elected First Vice-Chair of the Committee.
Murray Rankin moved, — That, given the recent pronouncements of the Premier of Ontario, in response to the judgment of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in City of Toronto et al v. Ontario (Attorney General) 2018 ONSC 5151, to the effect that the notwithstanding clause may be invoked on a regular basis, raising serious questions of constitutional law, the Committee undertake, as soon as possible, a study into the potential for the routine invocation of section 33 of the Constitution Act, 1982 (“the notwithstanding clause”); and that, as part of this study, the Committee invite to appear constitutional experts and Attorneys General, hold at least five meetings and report its findings to the House.
After debate, the question was put on the motion and it was negatived, by a show of hands: YEAS: 4; NAYS: 5.
Laurelly Dale, Michael Spratt, Richard Fowler and Rosellen Sullivan made statements and answered questions.
At 4:57 p.m., the sitting was suspended.
At 5:00 p.m., the sitting resumed.
Lisa A. Silver, Daniel Brown and Howard Chow made statements and, with Rachel Huntsman, answered questions.
At 5:55 p.m., the sitting was suspended.
At 6:00 p.m., the sitting resumed.
Daisy Kler, by videoconference from Vancouver, British Columbia, Elizabeth Sheehy and Kathryn Smithen made statements.
At 6:31 p.m., the sitting was suspended.
At 7:07 p.m., the sitting resumed.
Daisy Kler, by videoconference from Vancouver, British Columbia, Elizabeth Sheehy and Kathryn Smithen answered questions.
At 7:33 p.m., the sitting was suspended.
At 7:36 p.m., the sitting resumed.
Joy Smith, by videoconference from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Maria Mourani, by videoconference from Fukuoka, Japan, Marie-Eve Sylvestre and Megan Walker made statements and answered questions.
At 8:50 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.