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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 107
Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 11:42 a.m. to 6:02 p.m.
In Camera
Presiding
Hon. Larry Bagnell, Chair (Liberal)

• Hon. Lisa Raitt (Conservative)
• Jamie Schmale (Conservative)
• Elizabeth May (Green Party)
• Louis Plamondon (Bloc Québécois)
• Erin Weir (Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)
House of Commons
• Pierre Parent, Chief Human Resources Officer
• Wendy Gordon, Director, Legislation Services
• Jill McKenny, Logistics Coordinator
 
Library of Parliament
• Michaela Keenan-Pelletier, Analyst
• Andre Barnes, Analyst
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(a)(ix), the Committee resumed its review of the Code of Conduct for Members of the House of Commons: Sexual Harassment.

The Committee proceeded to a briefing with Members of the House of Commons who are not members of a recognized party.

The Committee commenced consideration of a draft report.

At 12:23 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:28 p.m., the sitting resumed in public.

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

Motion

Blake Richards moved, — That the Committee invite the Acting Minister of Democratic Institutions, Scott Brison, to appear within two weeks of the adoption of this motion, to answer questions regarding the appointment of a new Chief Electoral Officer, for no less than two hours, and that this meeting be televised.

Debate arose thereon.

Amendment

Scott Reid moved, — That the motion be amended by deleting the word “Acting” and by replacing the words “Scott Brison” with the words “Karina Gould” .

The question was put on the amendment of Scott Reid and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 9; NAYS: 0.

Amendment

Scott Reid moved, — That the amendment be amended by replacing the word “two” with the word “one”.

The question was put on the amendment and it was agreed to on the following recorded division:

YEAS: Chris Bittle, Nathan Cullen, Wayne Long, John Nater, Scott Reid, Blake Richards, Ruby Sahota, Scott Simms — 8;

NAYS: David de Burgh Graham — 1.

Motion

Chris Bittle moved, — That the debate be now adjourned.

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

YEAS: Chris Bittle, David de Burgh Graham, Wayne Long, Ruby Sahota, Scott Simms — 5;

NAYS: John Nater, Scott Reid, Blake Richards — 3.

At 1:50 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 3:35 p.m., the sitting resumed.

At 4:04 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 115(5), the sitting was suspended.

At 4:53 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Motion

Ruby Sahota moved, — 1. That, nothwithstanding any motion adopted by the Committee in relation to the submission of proposed amendments to bills, the members of the Committee as well as Members who are not part of a caucus represented on the Committee submit to the Clerk of the Committee all of their proposed amendments to the Bill, no later than end of day on June 8, 2018, in both official languages, and that these be distributed to Members;

2. That the Clerk of the Committee write immediately to each Member of Parliament who is not a member of a caucus represented on the Committee to inform them of the beginning of the consideration of the Bill by the Committee and to invite them to prepare and submit any proposed amendments to the Bill for the Committee’s consideration prior to the deadline;

3. That the Committee commence clause-by-clause consideration of Bill C-76 on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at 11:00 a.m.;

4. That if 80 or more suggested amendments are received, the Chair may limit debate on each clause to a maximum of five minutes per party, per clause;

5. Should the Committee not complete its clause-by-clause consideration of the Bill by 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, all remaining amendments submitted to the Committee shall be deemed moved, the Chair shall put the question, forthwith and successively, without further debate on all remaining clauses and proposed amendments, as well as each and every question necessary to dispose of clause-by-clause consideration of the Bill, as well as all questions necessary to report the Bill to the House, order that it be reprinted and order the Chair to report the Bill to the House as soon as possible;

6. That the Committee travel across Canada from June 4, 2018, until June 8, 2018, and the Clerk be authorized to organize travel with meetings in communities in the following regions: Atlantic Canada, Quebec, Ontario Prairies, and British Columbia; and

7. That, during travel, the Chair shall not entertain any substantive motion.

On motion of Chris Bittle, it was agreed, — That the Committee do now adjourn.

At 6:02 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Andrew Lauzon
Clerk of the Committee