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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 13
Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 11:07 a.m. to 1:01 p.m.
Robert Oliphant, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Tanya Dupuis, Analyst
• Christine Morris, Analyst
The Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee business in camera.

It was agreed, — That, in relation to Orders of Reference from the House respecting Bills,

(a) the Clerk of the Committee shall, upon the Committee receiving such an Order of Reference, write to each Member who is not a member of a caucus represented on the Committee to invite those Members to file with the Clerk of the Committee, in both official languages, any amendments to the Bill, which is the subject of the said Order, which they would suggest that the Committee consider;

(b) suggested amendments filed, pursuant to paragraph (a), at least 48 hours prior to the start of clause-by-clause consideration of the Bill to which the amendments relate shall be deemed to be proposed during the said consideration, provided that the Committee may, by motion, vary this deadline in respect of a given Bill; and

(c) during the clause-by-clause consideration of a Bill, the Chair shall allow a Member who filed suggested amendments, pursuant to paragraph (a), an opportunity to make brief representations in support of them.

It was agreed, — That the Committee invite the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness to appear prior to Monday, May 30, 2016, accompanied by the heads of the agencies under his responsibility, as part of the Committee's study on the Main Estimates.

It was agreed, — That for its study on Operational Stress Injuries and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, the Committee hear additonal witnesses on Tuesday, May 10, 2016, Thursday, May 12, 2016, and Tuesday, May 17, 2016,and that drafting instructions for the preparation of a report be given to the analysts at a meeting to be held on Thursday, May 19, 2016.

It was agreed, — That, notwithstanding any motion adopted in relation to in camera meeting transcripts, the Clerk be instructed to distribute to members of the Committee the transcript of the Committee's meeting of Thursday, March 26, 2009, as soon as the document has been translated.

At 12:07 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:12 p.m., the sitting resumed in public.

Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
• Michael DeJong, Senior Director, Policy and Outreach Directorate
• Lori MacDonald, Assistant Deputy Minister, Emergency Management and Programs Branch
As an individual
• Ruth Lanius, Professor of Psychiatry, Western University
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on February 25, 2016, the Committee resumed its study on Operational Stress Injuries and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Public Safety Officers and First Responders.

Ruth Lanius, by videoconference from London, Ontario, and Lori MacDonald made statements, and with Michael DeJong, answered questions.

At 1:01 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Jean-Marie David
Clerk of the Committee