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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 142
Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 11:02 a.m. to 1:03 p.m.
Televised
Presiding
Hon. Larry Bagnell, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Andre Barnes, Analyst
• Michaela Keenan-Pelletier, Analyst
• Hon. Geoff Regan, Speaker of the House of Commons
• Hon. Karina Gould, P.C., M.P., Minister of Democratic Institutions
House of Commons
• Charles Robert, Clerk of the House of Commons
• Michel Patrice, Deputy Clerk, Administration
• Daniel G. Paquette, Chief Financial Officer
• Stéphan Aubé, Chief Information Officer
Parliamentary Protective Service
• Supt Marie-Claude Côté, Interim Director
• Robert Graham, Administration and Personnel Officer
Privy Council Office
• Matthew Shea, Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate Services
• Allen Sutherland, Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet, Machinery of Government
Pursuant to Standing Order 81(6), the Committee resumed consideration of the Interim Estimates 2019-20: Vote 1 under House of Commons, Vote 1 under Leaders' Debates Commission, Vote 1 under Office of the Chief Electoral Officer and Vote 1 under Parliamentary Protective Service, referred to the Committee on Monday, January 28, 2019.

• Hon. Karina Gould, P.C., M.P., Minister of Democratic Institutions
Privy Council Office
• Allen Sutherland, Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet, Machinery of Government
• Matthew Shea, Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate Services
Pursuant to Standing Order 81(5), the Committee resumed consideration of the Supplementary Estimates (B), 2018-19: Vote 1b under Leaders' Debates Commission and Vote 1b under Office of the Chief Electoral Officer, referred to the Committee on Monday, January 28, 2019.

The Chair called Vote 1 under House of Commons and Vote 1 under Parliamentary Protective Service.

The Speaker of the House of Commons made a statement and, with Charles Robert, Michel Patrice, Stéphan Aubé and Daniel G. Paquette, answered questions.

At 11:49 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 11:51 a.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

Questioning of the witnesses resumed.

At 11:58 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 11:58 a.m., the sitting resumed in a televised session.

Vote 1 under House of Commons carried on division.

Vote 1 under Parliamentary Protective Service carried on division.

At 11:58 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:04 p.m., the sitting resumed.

The Chair called Vote 1b under Leaders' Debates Commission and Vote 1 under Leaders' Debates Commission.

The Minister made a statement and, with Allen Sutherland and Matthew Shea, answered questions.

Stephanie Kusie gave notice of the following motion:

That the Minister of Democratic Institutions be invited to appear before the Committee to discuss the government’s plan to safeguard the 2019 election and the Security and Intelligence Threats to Elections Task Force.

Questioning of the witnesses resumed.

Vote 1b under Leaders' Debates Commission carried on division.

Vote 1 under Leaders' Debates Commission carried on division.

ORDERED, — That the Chair report Vote 1 under House of Commons, Vote 1 under Leaders' Debates Commission, Vote 1 under Office of the Chief Electoral Officer and Vote 1 under Parliamentary Protective Service in the Interim Estimates 2019-20, to the House.

ORDERED, — That the Chair report Vote 1b under Leaders' Debates Commission and Vote 1b under Office of the Chief Electoral Officer in the Supplementary Estimates, 2018-19, to the House.

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

It was agreed, — That, in relation to the study of parallel debating chambers, the study description provided by the analysts for use on the Committee's website and social media be adopted.

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



Andrew Lauzon
Clerk of the Committee