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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 130
Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 3:32 p.m. to 5:20 p.m.
In Camera
Presiding
Anthony Housefather, Chair (Liberal)

House of Commons
• Philippe Dufresne, Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel
 
Library of Parliament
• Lyne Casavant, Analyst
• Chloé Forget, Analyst
The Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee business.

It was agreed, — That Rhéal Fortin be allowed to be present during this in camera meeting.

It was agreed, — That the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel assist the Committee during the hearings for the study of the remediation agreements, the Shawcross Doctrine and the discussions between the Office of the Attorney General and government colleagues.

It was agreed, — That, in relation to the study of remediation agreements, the Shawcross Doctrine and discussions between the Office of the Attorney General and government colleagues, the Committee hold one meeting to take into consideration the remediation agreements and the Shawcross Doctrine, provided that one hour be devoted to each.

It was agreed, — That, in relation to the study of remediation agreements, the Shawcross Doctrine and discussions between the Office of the Attorney General and government colleagues, all meetings involving witness testimony be held in public and televised.

It was agreed, — That, in relation to the study of remediation agreements, the Shawcross Doctrine and discussions between the Office of the Attorney General and government colleagues, each witness shall be invited to appear for one hour and have the right to make an opening statement followed by Committee questions under the usual rules, with the possibility of combining two witnesses into one panel of one hour where such combination is logical or reasonable.

It was agreed, — That Nathan Cullen be allowed to be present during this in camera meeting.

It was agreed, — That Pierre Paul-Hus be allowed to be present during this in camera meeting.

It was agreed, — That, in relation to the study of remediation agreements, the Shawcross Doctrine and discussions between the Office of the Attorney General and government colleagues, the Committee invite to appear: Craig Forcese, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa; Adam Dodek, Dean and Full Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa; Kenneth Jull, Counsel, Gardiner Roberts LLP; Milo Barutciski, Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP; Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond; the Hon. David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General; Nathalie Drouin, Deputy Minister of Justice and Deputy Attorney General; Michael Wernick, Clerk of the Privy Council; the Hon. Jody Wilson Raybould, Former Minister of Justice and Attorney General; and that, following the testimony of the Hon. Jody Wilson-Raybould, the following meeting of the Committee be to discuss next step.

It was agreed, — That, in relation to the study of remediation agreements, the Shawcross Doctrine and discussions between the Office of the Attorney General and government colleagues, the Committee set aside the following times: Wednesday, February 20, 2019, between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m.; Thursday, February 21, 2019, between the end of clause-by-clause on Bill C-84, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (bestiality and animal fighting), and 1:00 p.m.; Monday, February 25, 2019, between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m.; and that the Clerk, in consultation with the Chair, be asked to find the blocks of time that witnesses are able to appear and advise the Committee members as soon as possible.

At 5:20 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Marc-Olivier Girard
Clerk of the Committee