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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 66
Monday, May 29, 2017, 3:34 p.m. to 5:28 p.m.
Presiding
Robert Oliphant, Chair (Liberal)

• Kelly Block for Hon. Tony Clement (Conservative)
• Mona Fortier for Nicola Di Iorio (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 Seventh Report from the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure. The Report read as follows:

Your Subcommittee met on Thursday, May 18, 2017, to consider the business of the Committee and agreed to make the following recommendations:

1. That a vote on the Main Estimates referred to the Committee be held at the end of the meeting of Monday May 29, 2017;

2. That the Minister and officials be invited to appear before the Committee on Monday, June 5, 2017 in relation to the Supplementary Estimates (A) 2017-18; and

3. That, on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, the Committee commence a study of Bill S-233 and that the sponsors be invited to testify.

On motion of Larry Miller, it was agreed, — That the draft report be amended, in paragraph one, by replacing the word “end” with the following: “start”.

The Report, as amended, was concurred in and read as follows:

Your Subcommittee met on Thursday, May 18, 2017, to consider the business of the Committee and agreed to make the following recommendations:

1. That a vote on the Main Estimates referred to the Committee be held at the start of the meeting of Monday May 29, 2017;

2. That the Minister and officials be invited to appear before the Committee on Monday, June 5, 2017 in relation to the Supplementary Estimates (A) 2017-18; and

3. That, on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, the Committee commence a study of Bill S-233 and that the sponsors be invited to testify.

Pursuant to Standing Order 81(4), the Committee resumed consideration of the Main Estimates 2017-18: Votes 1 and 5 under Canada Border Services Agency, Vote 1 under Canadian Security Intelligence Service, Vote 1 under Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Votes 1 and 5 under Correctional Service of Canada, Votes 1 and 5 under Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Vote 1 under Office of the Correctional Investigator of Canada, Vote 1 under Parole Board of Canada, Votes 1, 5 and 10 under Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Vote 1 under Royal Canadian Mounted Police External Review Committee and Vote 1 under Security Intelligence Review Committee, referred to the Committee on Thursday, February 23, 2017.

By unanimous consent, the Chair called Vote 5 under Canada Border Services Agency, Vote 1 under Canadian Security Intelligence Service, Vote 1 under Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Votes 1 and 5 under Correctional Service of Canada, Votes 1 and 5 under Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Vote 1 under Office of the Correctional Investigator of Canada, Vote 1 under Parole Board of Canada, Votes 1, 5 and 10 under Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Vote 1 under Royal Canadian Mounted Police External Review Committee and Vote 1 under Security Intelligence Review Committee.

Votes 1 and 5 under Canada Border Services Agency, Vote 1 under Canadian Security Intelligence Service, Vote 1 under Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Votes 1 and 5 under Correctional Service of Canada, Votes 1 and 5 under Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Vote 1 under Office of the Correctional Investigator of Canada, Vote 1 under Parole Board of Canada, Votes 1, 5 and 10 under Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Vote 1 under Royal Canadian Mounted Police External Review Committee and Vote 1 under Security Intelligence Review Committee carried on division.

ORDERED, — That the Chair report Votes 1 and 5 under Canada Border Services Agency, Vote 1 under Canadian Security Intelligence Service, Vote 1 under Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Votes 1 and 5 under Correctional Service of Canada, Votes 1 and 5 under Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Vote 1 under Office of the Correctional Investigator of Canada, Vote 1 under Parole Board of Canada, Votes 1, 5 and 10 under Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Vote 1 under Royal Canadian Mounted Police External Review Committee and Vote 1 under Security Intelligence Review Committee to the House.

International Longshore and Warehouse Union Canada
• Robert Ashton, President
Canadian Airports Council
• Daniel-Robert Gooch, President
Greater Toronto Airports Authority
• Janik Reigate, Director, Customer and Agency Development
Canadian American Business Council
• Maryscott Greenwood, Chief Executive Officer
Rocky Mountaineer
• Alroy Chan, Senior Director, Corporate Development
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Monday, March 6, 2017, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-23, An Act respecting the preclearance of persons and goods in Canada and the United States.

Robert Ashton, by videoconference from Vancouver, British Columbia, Daniel-Robert Gooch and Janik Reigate made statements and answered questions.

It was agreed, — That a letter be sent to Public Safety Canada and Transport Canada inviting them to present their comments in relation to Robert Ashton's testimony.

At 4:32 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:38 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Maryscott Greenwood made a statement and, with Alroy Chan, answered questions.

At 5:28 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Jean-Marie David
Clerk of the Committee