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Minutes of Proceedings

43rd Parliament, 2nd Session
Meeting 20
Monday, March 22, 2021, 11:04 a.m. to 12:59 p.m.
Webcast
Presiding
Hon. Judy A. Sgro, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Bashar Abu Taleb, Analyst
• Offah Obale, Analyst
Trade Justice Network
• Angella MacEwen, Co-Chair
As an individual
• Lawrence L. Herman, Counsel, Herman and Associates
• Gus Van Harten, Professor of Law, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
• Mark Warner, Principal counsel, MAAW Law
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the committee on Friday, October 23, 2020, the committee commenced its study of Investor-State Dispute Settlement Mechanisms: Selected Impacts.

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.

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

Motion

Simon-Pierre Savard-Tremblay moved, — That all documents submitted for committee business that do not come from a federal department or that have not been translated by the Translation Bureau be sent for prior linguistic review by the Translation Bureau before being distributed to members.

It was agreed, — that the motion be amended by adding the words “a Member of Parliament’s office, a political party research office” after the word “department”.

The Committee resumed consideration of the motion, as amended, of Simon-Pierre Savard-Tremblay.

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

The motion, as amended, read as follows:

That all documents submitted for committee business that do not come from a federal department, a member of Parliament’s office or a political party research office, or that have not been translated by the Translation Bureau be sent for prior linguistic review by the Translation Bureau before being distributed to members.

On motion of Simon-Pierre Savard-Tremblay, it was agreed, — That the clerk inform each witness who is to appear before the committee that the House Administration support team must conduct technical tests to check the connectivity and the equipment used to ensure the best possible sound quality; and that the Chair advise the committee, at the start of each meeting, of any witness who did not perform the required technical tests.

At 12:59 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Christine Lafrance
Clerk of the Committee