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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 117
Monday, November 5, 2018, 3:28 p.m. to 5:11 p.m.
Televised
Presiding
Anthony Housefather, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Chloé Forget, Analyst
• Nicole Sweeney, Analyst
• Hon. Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada
Department of Justice
• Nathalie G. Drouin, Deputy Minister of Justice and Deputy Attorney General of Canada
• Laurie Wright, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Thursday, October 4, 2018, the Committee commenced consideration of Bill C-78, An Act to amend the Divorce Act, the Family Orders and Agreements Enforcement Assistance Act and the Garnishment, Attachment and Pension Diversion Act and to make consequential amendments to another Act.

The Minister made a statement and, with the other witnesses, answered questions.

At 4:33 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:40 p.m., the sitting resumed.

The Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee business.

Motion

Tony Clement moved, — That, pursuant to the Order of Reference of Wednesday, October 24, 2018, the Committee consider the Supplementary Estimates (A) 2018-19 before the reporting deadline set out in Standing Order 81(5); and that the Committee invite the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada to appear in view of this study.

The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 5; NAYS: 0.

Motion

Tony Clement moved, — That the Committee invite the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada to appear to answer questions with respect to any rules, precedents, or procedures related to the invocation of cabinet confidence to prevent the disclosure of information as requested by counsel in a trial process.

After debate, the question was put on the motion and it was negatived, by a show of hands: YEAS: 3; NAYS: 6.

At 4:47 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

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

It was agreed, — That, in connection with the hearings for Bill C-78, An Act to amend the Divorce Act, the Family Orders and Agreements Enforcement Assistance Act and the Garnishment, Attachment and Pension Diversion Act and to make consequential amendments to another Act, the Committee hold three three-hour meetings and one two-hour meeting, provided that the witnesses can be heard at a rate of up to four an hour.

It was agreed, — That the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure hold a meeting on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., for the purpose of selecting witnesses in connection with the review of Bill C-78.

At 5:11 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Marc-Olivier Girard
Clerk of the Committee