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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 142
Thursday, May 16, 2019, 3:45 p.m. to 5:52 p.m.
Video recorded session
Presiding
Stephen Fuhr, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Martin Auger, Analyst
• Katherine Simonds, Analyst
Pursuant to Standing Order 106(4), the Committee commenced consideration of the request by four members of the Committee to undertake a study of the government's conduct in the investigation and prosecution of Vice-Admiral Mark Norman.

Motion

James Bezan moved, — That, the Committee invite the following witnesses to appear:

a. Vice-Admiral Norman;

b. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau;

c. Minister of National Defence Harjit Sajjan;

d. Minister of Justice David Lametti;

e. Minister of Public Safety Ralph Goodale;

f. Minister of Public Services and Procurement Carla Qualtrough;

g. Former President of the Treasury Board Scott Brison;

h. Former Minister of Public Services and Procurement Judy Foote;

i. Chief of Defence Staff Johnathan Vance;

j. Former Clerk of the Privy Council Michael Wernick;

k. Prime Minister’s Chief of Staff Katie Telford;

l. Former Prime Minister’s Principal Secretary Gerald Butts;

m. Member of Parliament for Orléans Andrew Leslie; and

n. Director of Policy for the Minister of Democratic Institutions James Cudmore

That pursuant to Section 10(3) of the Parliament of Canada Act, the witnesses are to be sworn in; that each witness appear individually on a panel, for no less than one hour; that all witnesses appear no later than May 24, 2019; and that the committee meetings be televised.

Motion

Randall Garrison moved, — That the motion be amended by deleting the words “b. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau; c. Minister of National Defence Harjit Sajjan; d. Minister of Justice David Lametti; e. Minister of Public Safety Ralph Goodale; f. Minister of Public Services and Procurement Carla Qualtrough; g. Former President of the Treasury Board Scott Brison; h. Former Minister of Public Services and Procurement Judy Foote; i. Chief of Defence Staff Johnathan Vance; j. Former Clerk of the Privy Council Michael Wernick; k. Prime Minister’s Chief of Staff Katie Telford; l. Former Prime Minister’s Principal Secretary Gerald Butts; m. Member of Parliament for Orléans Andrew Leslie; and n. Director of Policy for the Minister of Democratic Institutions James Cudmore ”.

At 5:13 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:18 p.m., the sitting resumed.

The question was put on the amendment of Randall Garrison and it was negatived on the following recorded division:

YEAS: James Bezan, Cheryl Gallant, Randall Garrison, Richard Martel — 4;

NAYS: Julie Dzerowicz, Darren Fisher, Mark Gerretsen, Yves Robillard, Sven Spengemann — 5.

The question was put on the motion and it was negatived on the following recorded division:

YEAS: James Bezan, Cheryl Gallant, Randall Garrison, Richard Martel — 4;

NAYS: Julie Dzerowicz, Darren Fisher, Mark Gerretsen, Yves Robillard, Sven Spengemann — 5.

At 5:52 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Jean-Marie David
Clerk of the Committee