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Minutes of Proceedings

43rd Parliament, 2nd Session
Meeting 2
Friday, October 9, 2020, 1:04 p.m. to 5:24 p.m.
Televised
Presiding
David Sweet, Chair (Conservative)

Library of Parliament
• Alexandra Savoie, Analyst
• Ryan van den Berg, Analyst
 
House of Commons
• Leif-Erik Aune, Procedural Clerk
• Stephanie Bond, Procedural Clerk
The committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to committee business.

The committee resumed consideration of the motion of Michael Barrett moved on October 8, 2020 which read as follows:

That, pursuant to Standing Orders 108(1)(a), an order of the committee do issue to Speakers' Spotlight for a copy of all records pertaining to speaking appearances arranged, since October 14, 2008, for Justin Trudeau, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, Margaret Trudeau and Alexandre Trudeau—including, in respect of each speaking appearance, an indication of the fee provided, any expenses that were reimbursed and the name of the company, organization, person or entity booking it—which had been originally ordered to be produced on July 22, 2020, by the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics, provided that these documents shall be provided to the Clerk of this Committee within 24 hours of the adoption of this motion; and that the documents be reviewed in camera.

Debate arose thereon

Motion

Francesco Sorbara moved, — That the motion be amended by adding after the words “and that the documents be reviewed in camera” the following: “ that Mr. Andrew Scheer, MP for Regina—Qu'Appelle be ordered to provide all documents, including emails and text messages related to the advice that his then office, the office of the leader of the official opposition, provided to Mrs. Stephanie Kusie, MP for Calgary Midnapore, when she was advised by his office to contravene section 27(2.1) of the Conflict of Interest Code for Members of the House of Commons, as outlined in the Kusie Report published by the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner; and that these documents be provided to the committee within 10 calendar days”.

A point of order was raised as to the procedural acceptability of the proposed amendment.

RULING BY THE CHAIR

The Chair ruled the proposed amendment inadmissible as it was beyond the scope of the main motion.

Debate resumed on the motion of Michael Barrett.

Motion

Brenda Shanahan moved, — That the committee do now adjourn.

The question was put on the motion and the result of the vote was announced:

YEAS: Han Dong, Greg Fergus, Patricia Lattanzio, Brenda Shanahan, Francesco Sorbara — 5;

NAYS: Charlie Angus, Michael Barrett, Marie-Hélène Gaudreau, Damien Kurek, Chris Warkentin — 5.

Whereupon, the Chair voted in the negative.

Accordingly, the motion was negatived.

At 3:42 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 3:55 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Debate resumed on the motion of Michael Barrett

Motion

Greg Fergus moved, — That the committee do now adjourn.

The question was put on the motion and the result of the vote was announced:

YEAS: Han Dong, Greg Fergus, Patricia Lattanzio, Brenda Shanahan, Francesco Sorbara — 5;

NAYS: Michael Barrett, Daniel Blaikie, Marie-Hélène Gaudreau, Damien Kurek, Chris Warkentin — 5.

Whereupon, the Chair voted in the negative.

Accordingly, the motion was negatived.

Debate resumed on the motion of Michael Barrett

Motion

Marie-Hélène Gaudreau 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: Han Dong, Greg Fergus, Marie-Hélène Gaudreau, Patricia Lattanzio, Brenda Shanahan, Scott Simms — 6;

NAYS: Daniel Blaikie, Garnett Genuis, Damien Kurek, Chris Warkentin — 4.

At 5:24 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Miriam Burke
Clerk of the Committee