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Minutes of Proceedings

43rd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 3
Thursday, February 6, 2020, 10:59 a.m. to 12:18 p.m.
Presiding
Ruby Sahota, Chair (Liberal)

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

Motion

Kirsty Duncan moved, — That the committee invite officials from the Department of Public Works and Government Services and the House of Commons for briefings on the Centre Block Rehabilitation Project and the Block 2 redevelopment as part of the Long Term Vision and Plan (LTVP) for the Parliamentary Precinct.

Amendment

Blake Richards moved, — That the motion be amended by adding after the words “Parliamentary Precinct” the following: “and that the Minister of Public Works and Government Services be invited to appear for two hours at a subsequent meeting”.

Subamendment

Mark Gerretsen moved, — That the amendment be amended by replacing the words “two hours” with the words “for between one and two hours”.

After debate, the question was put on the subamendment of Mark Gerretsen and it was agreed to.

After debate, the question was put on the amendment of Blake Richards, as amended, and it was agreed to.

After debate, the question was put on the motion, as amended, and it was agreed to.

The motion, as amended, read as follows:

That the committee invite officials from the Department of Public Works and Government Services and the House of Commons for briefings on the Centre Block Rehabilitation Project and the Block 2 redevelopment as part of the Long Term Vision and Plan (LTVP) for the Parliamentary Precinct; and that the committee invite the Minister of Public Works and Government Services to appear for between one and two hours at a subsequent meeting.

It was agreed, — That the committee hold a meeting on the Long Term Vision and Plan (LTVP) with officials from the Department of Public Works and Government Services and the House of Commons on Tuesday, February 18, 2020.

At 11:51 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 11:56 a.m., the sitting resumed.

It was agreed, — That the committee hold an informal meeting with a visiting British Parliamentarian, Ms. Harriet Harman, and provide hospitality.

Motion

Blake Richards moved, — That the committee resume consideration of the Motion of Rachel Blaney, moved on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, which read as follows:

That for the remainder of the 43rd parliament, that notwithstanding Standing Order 106(2), in addition to the Chair and First Vice-Chair, there be one vice-chair from the Bloc Québécois and one vice-chair from the New Democratic Party for all committees listed under Standing Order 104;

and the amendment of Blake Richards, moved on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, which read as follows:

That the motion be amended by adding, after the words “Standing Order 104”, the following: “and that a Vice-Chair eligible for more than one additional salary under sections 62.1 to 62.3 of the Parliament of Canada Act shall only receive one of the additional salaries for which he or she is eligible”.

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

YEAS: Rachel Blaney, John Brassard, Eric Duncan, Kirsty Duncan, Pat Finnigan, Mark Gerretsen, Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Blake Richards, Francesco Sorbara, Alain Therrien, Corey Tochor — 11;

NAYS: — 0.

Debate arose thereon.

Motion

Rachel Blaney moved, — That the debate be now adjourned.

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

YEAS: Rachel Blaney, Kirsty Duncan, Pat Finnigan, Mark Gerretsen, Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Francesco Sorbara — 6;

NAYS: John Brassard, Eric Duncan, Blake Richards, Alain Therrien, Corey Tochor — 5.

Motion

Mark Gerretsen moved, — That the committee do now adjourn.

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

YEAS: Rachel Blaney, Kirsty Duncan, Pat Finnigan, Mark Gerretsen, Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Francesco Sorbara, Alain Therrien — 7;

NAYS: John Brassard, Eric Duncan, Blake Richards, Corey Tochor — 4.

At 12:18 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Justin Vaive
Clerk of the Committee