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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 117
Thursday, September 20, 2018, 11:03 a.m. to 12:51 p.m.
Presiding
Hon. Larry Bagnell, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Andre Barnes, Analyst
• Michaela Keenan-Pelletier, Analyst
Pursuant to Standing Order 106(2), the Committee Clerk presided over the election of a Vice-Chair.

On motion of Scott Reid, it was agreed, — That Stephanie Kusie be elected First Vice-Chair of the Committee.

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

On motion of David de Burgh Graham, it was agreed, — That Linda Lapointe be elected Chair of the Subcommittee on Private Members' Business.

Motion

Chris Bittle moved, — That the Committee set a new deadline for submissions of amendments on Bill C-76, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and other Acts and to make certain consequential amendments, of Monday, September 24, 2018.

At 11:20 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:02 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Motion

David de Burgh Graham moved, — That the Committee invite Stéphane Perrault, Chief Elections Officer of Canada, and Greg Essensa, Chief Elections Officer of Ontario, to appear for one hour each on Tuesday, September 25, 2018; that the Hon. Karina Gould, Minister of Democratic Institutions, be invited to appear from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 27, 2018 on Bill C-76, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and other Acts and to make certain consequential amendments; and, that the Committee start clause-by-clause consideration on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at 11:00 a.m.

Amendment

John Nater moved, — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the words “on Bill C-76”.

At 12:24 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:42 p.m., the sitting resumed.

By unanimous consent, the amendment of John Nater and the motion of David de Burgh Graham were withdrawn.

Motion

David de Burgh Graham moved, — That the Committee invite Stéphane Perrault, Chief Elections Officer of Canada, and Greg Essensa, Chief Elections Officer of Ontario, to appear for a total of 90 minutes on Tuesday, September 25, 2018; that the Committee decide on a date to commence clause-by-clause consideration at that meeting; that the Hon. Karina Gould, Minister of Democratic Institutions, be invited to appear from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 27, 2018 on Bill C-76, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and other Acts and to make certain consequential amendments; and, that no further witnesses be called with regard to Bill C-76.

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

At 12:51 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Angela Crandall
Committee Clerk