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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 132
Thursday, February 21, 2019, 10:47 a.m. to 1:53 p.m.
Anthony Housefather, Chair (Liberal)

House of Commons
• Philippe Dufresne, Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel
Library of Parliament
• Lyne Casavant, Analyst
• Chloé Forget, Analyst
• Hon. David Lametti, P.C., M.P., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada
Department of Justice
• Nathalie G. Drouin, Deputy Minister of Justice and Deputy Attorney General of Canada
Privy Council Office
• Michael Wernick, Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Wednesday, February 13, 2019, the Committee resumed its study of remediation agreements, the Shawcross Doctrine and the discussions between the Office of the Attorney General and government colleagues.

The Minister and Nathalie G. Drouin made statements and answered questions.


Michael Cooper moved, — That the Honourable David Lametti and Nathalie G. Drouin take an oath or make a solemn affirmation before being questioned.

After debate, the question was put on the motion and it was negatived on the following recorded division:

YEAS: Michael Barrett, Michael Cooper, Lisa Raitt, Murray Rankin — 4;

NAYS: Randy Boissonnault, Ali Ehsassi, Colin Fraser, Iqra Khalid, Ron McKinnon — 5.

The witnesses answered questions.

At 12:05 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:17 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Michael Wernick made a statement and answered questions.


Lisa Raitt moved, — That Michael Wernick be questioned for an additional hour.

Debate arose thereon.

At 1:27 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 1:29 p.m., the sitting resumed.

It was agreed, — That Michael Wernick be questioned for an additional 30 minutes, including a round of supplementary questions.

At 1:53 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Marc-Olivier Girard
Clerk of the Committee