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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 115
Thursday, May 24, 2018, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 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.

On motion of Peter Fragiskatos, it was agreed, — That the Committee resume debate on the motion of Pierre Paul-Hus regarding the National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister and on the motion of Blaine Calkins regarding witnesses for the study of Bill C-71.

The Committee resumed consideration of the motion moved by Pierre Paul-Hus, on Thursday, May 10, 2018, which read as follows:

That, Greta Bossenmaier, newly appointed National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister, be invited to appear before the Committee at her earliest convenience.

Debate arose thereon.

Peter Fragiskatos moved, — That the debate on the motion be adjourned until September 2018.

The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 5; NAYS: 4.

The Committee resumed consideration of the motion moved by Blaine Calkins, on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, which read as follows:

That, given the importance of the rights impacted by C-71, including as noted by the Justice Minister, its potential impact on the right to be secure against unreasonable search and seizure, the Committee hold additional meetings to allow the following witnesses to testify:

  • Women Shooters of PEI
  • Dr. Caillin Langmann, Emergency Medicine Resident, Fellowship Program of the Royal College of Physicians Canada, Division of Emergency Medicine, McMaster University
  • Stacey Hassard, Leader of Official Opposition, Yukon
  • Andy McGrogan, President, Alberta Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Richard Munderich (Ajax Rod and Gun club in Ontario)
  • Gord Zealand – Yukon Fish and Gaming Association
  • BC Wildlife Federation – Harvey Andrusak
  • Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation – Derrell Crabbe
  • Bob Kierstead – Shooting Expert, International Firearms Instructor
  • Kerry Coleman – Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters
  • David Clement, Consumer Choice Centre
  • Manitoba Wildlife Federation
  • Fédération des Chasseurs et Pêcheurs du Québec
  • Nova Scotia Federation of Anglers and Hunters
  • Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARN)

    After debate, the question was put on the motion and it was negatived, by a show of hands: YEAS: 3; NAYS: 5.

    Canadian Shooting Sports Association
    • Steve Torino, President
    • Tony Bernardo, Executive Director
    Coalition for Gun Control
    • Wendy Cukier, President
    Canadian Coalition for Firearm Rights
    • Rod Giltaca, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
    • Tracey Wilson, Vice-President, Public Relations
    Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Wednesday, March 28, 2018, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-71, An Act to amend certain Acts and Regulations in relation to firearms.

    Rod Giltaca, Tracey Wilson, Steve Torino and Tony Bernardo made statements and answered questions.

    At 12:01 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

    At 12:03 p.m., the sitting resumed.

    Wendy Cukier made a statement and answered questions.

    At 12:37 p.m., Matthew Dubé took the Chair.

    At 12:42 p.m., Hon. John McKay took the Chair.

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

    On motion of Pam Damoff, it was agreed, — That in relation to the study of indigenous people in the correctional system, the proposed budget in the amount of $89,369.40, for the Committee’s travel to Québec, Quebec, Donnacona, Quebec, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Duck Lake, Saskatchewan, Medicine Hat, Alberta, Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, Mâskwâcîs, Alberta, and Edmonton, Alberta, in Summer - Fall 2018, be adopted.

    On motion of Julie Dabrusin, it was agreed, — That the proposed budget in the amount of $24,900, for the study of Bill C-71, be adopted.

    At 1:00 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



    Jean-Marie David
    Clerk of the Committee