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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 118
Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 11:03 a.m. to 1:03 p.m.
Hon. Larry Bagnell, Chair (Liberal)

House of Commons
• Philippe Méla, Legislative Clerk
Library of Parliament
• Andre Barnes, Analyst
• Michaela Keenan-Pelletier, Analyst
Elections Canada
• Stéphane Perrault, Chief Electoral Officer
• Anne Lawson, Deputy Chief Electoral Officer, Regulatory Affairs
• Michel Roussel, Deputy Chief Electoral Officer, Electoral Events and Innovation
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Wednesday, May 23, 2018, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-76, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and other Acts and to make certain consequential amendments.

Stéphane Perrault made a statement and, with the other witnesses, answered questions.

At 12:29 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:35 p.m., the sitting resumed.

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


Ruby Sahota moved, — That the Committee commence clause-by-clause consideration of Bill C-76 on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.;

That the Chair be empowered to hold meetings outside of normal hours to accommodate clause-by-clause consideration;

That the Chair may limit debate on each clause to a maximum of five minutes per party, per clause; and,

That if the Committee has not completed the clause-by-clause consideration of the Bill by 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 16, 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 questions necessary to report the Bill to the House and to order the Chair to report the Bill to the House as soon as possible.


John Nater moved, — That the motion be amended

a) by adding after the words "That the Committee" the following: "do not"; and,

b) by replacing the words after "of Bill C-76" with the words: "before the Committee has heard from the Chief Electoral Officer of Ontario".

On motion of Scott Reid, it was agreed, — That the Committee do now adjourn.

At 1:03 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Andrew Lauzon
Clerk of the Committee