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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 100
Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 11:01 a.m. to 12:47 p.m.
Presiding
Hon. John McKay, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Tanya Dupuis, Analyst
• Dominique Valiquet, Analyst
The Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee business.

The Chair presented the 11th Report from the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure, which read as follows:

Your Subcommittee met on Thursday, March 1, 2018, to consider the business of the Committee and agreed to make the following recommendations:

1. That on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, the Committee hear from officials in relation to its study of the use of ion mobility spectrometers by Correctional Service of Canada;

2. That the analysts be instructed to provide a first draft of the Committee’s report on indigenous people in the correctional system for distribution to members on Wednesday, March 21, 2018;

3. That on Thursday, March 22, 2018, the Committee receive testimony from the Minister of Defence and accompanying officials in relation to its study of Bill C-59, An Act respecting national security matters;

4. That on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, the first half of the meeting be dedicated to receiving testimony from Mr. Alain Rayes, M.P., sponsor of motion M-124 which was referred to the Committee on Wednesday, January 31, 2018; and that the second half of the meeting be dedicated to the study of a draft report on the Committee’s study of indigenous people in the correctional system;

5. That on Thursday, March 29, 2018, the Committee receive testimony in relation to its study of motion M-124;

6. That notwithstanding 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 Bill C-59, An Act respecting national security matters no later than end of day on Wednesday, April 4, 2018;

7. That the Committee proceed to clause-by-clause consideration of Bill C-59, An Act respecting national security matters at its meetings of Tuesday, April 17, and Thursday, April 19, 2018.

It was agreed, — That the 11th report of the Subcommittee be concurred in.

Correctional Service of Canada
• Warren Coons, Director General, Preventive Security and Intelligence
• Rob Campney, Deputy Director, Preventive Security and Intelligence
Canada Border Services Agency
• Phil Lightfoot, Acting Director General, Science and Engineering, Information, Science and Technology Branch
• Johny Prasad, Director, Program Compliance and Outreach, Programs Branch
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, the Committee resumed its study of the use of ion mobility spectrometers by Correctional Service Canada.

Warren Coons and Johny Prasad made statements and, with the other witnesses, answered questions.

At 11:57 p.m., Matthew Dubé took the Chair.

At 12:34 p.m., Hon. John McKay took the Chair.

At 12:47 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Jean-Marie David
Clerk of the Committee