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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 153
Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 11:05 a.m. to 12:41 p.m.
Presiding
Hon. Larry Bagnell, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Andre Barnes, Analyst
• Michaela Keenan-Pelletier, Analyst
The Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee business.

The Committee resumed consideration of the motion moved by Stephanie Kusie on Thursday, April 11, 2019, which read as follows:

That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(a)(vi), the Committee continue the study of Security and Intelligence Threats to Elections; that the study consist of five meetings; and that the findings be reported to the House.

The debate continued.

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

YEAS: Guy Caron, Stephanie Kusie, John Nater, Scott Reid — 4;

NAYS: Chris Bittle, David de Burgh Graham, Linda Lapointe, Ruby Sahota, Scott Simms — 5.

Motion

Scott Reid moved, — That the Committee undertake a study of Standing Order 108(3)(a) to consider amending the Committee’s mandate to include the review, study, and report to the House on all matters pertaining to the Centre Block Rehabilitation Project and the Long Term Vision and Plan (LTVP) for the Parliamentary Precinct, notwithstanding other review or oversight authorities, by adding the following new subsections to Standing Order 108(3)(a):

“(x) the review of and report on all matters relating to the Centre Block Rehabilitation Project and the Long Term Vision and Plan (LTVP) for the Parliamentary Precinct, notwithstanding other review or oversight authorities that exist or that may be established;

(xi) the review of and annual report on the Centre Block Rehabilitation Project and the Long Term Vision and Plan (LTVP) for the Parliamentary Precinct, including current and projected timelines, the current state of incurred and projected expenditures, and any changes therein since the last report on these matters, provided that the Committee may report on these matters at any time, and that the Committee annually includes a recommendation respecting the continued retention of Standing Orders 108(3)(a)(x) and 108(3)(a)(xi).”;

and, that it report its recommendations to the House no later than its last meeting in June 2019.

Debate arose thereon.

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

Motion

Scott Reid moved, — That the Commissioner of Canada Elections be invited to appear before the Committee to discuss the illegal contributions made by SNC-Lavalin to the Liberal Party of Canada and his decision to issue a compliance agreement.

Debate arose thereon.

Amendment

Chris Bittle moved, — That the motion be amended by adding after words “Liberal Party of Canada” the following: “and the Conservative Party of Canada”; and by replacing the words “a compliance agreement” with the words “compliance agreements to SNC-Lavalin and Pierre Poilievre”.

Debate arose thereon.

Subamendment

Scott Reid moved, — That the amendment be amended by adding after the words “Commissioner of Canada Elections” the following: “and Pierre Poilievre”; and by adding after the words “Conservative Party of Canada” the following: “and their riding associations”.

Debate arose thereon.

At 12:16 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:21 p.m., the sitting resumed.

After debate, the question was put on the subamendment of Scott Reid and it was negatived on the following recorded division:

YEAS: Guy Caron, Stephanie Kusie, John Nater, Scott Reid — 4;

NAYS: Chris Bittle, David de Burgh Graham, Linda Lapointe, Ruby Sahota, Scott Simms — 5.

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

YEAS: Chris Bittle, Guy Caron, David de Burgh Graham, Stephanie Kusie, Linda Lapointe, John Nater, Scott Reid, Ruby Sahota, Scott Simms — 9;

NAYS: — 0.

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

YEAS: Guy Caron, Stephanie Kusie, John Nater, Scott Reid — 4;

NAYS: Chris Bittle, David de Burgh Graham, Linda Lapointe, Ruby Sahota, Scott Simms — 5.

It was agreed, — That the Committee meet on Thursday, May 9, 2019, to give drafting instructions to the analysts for a draft report pertaining to the study of parallel debating chambers.

At 12:41 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Andrew Lauzon
Clerk of the Committee