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Minutes of Proceedings

44th Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 110
Thursday, March 21, 2024, 11:02 a.m. to 1:10 p.m.
In Camera
Hon. Bardish Chagger, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Andre Barnes, Analyst
• Laurence Brosseau, Analyst
• Isabelle Turcotte, Analyst
Pursuant to the order of reference of Wednesday, May 10, 2023, the committee resumed consideration of the question of privilege related to the member for Wellington—Halton Hills and other members.

The committee resumed consideration of a draft report.

It was agreed, — That the draft report, as amended, be adopted.

It was agreed, — That the report be entitled: "Question of Privilege Related to the Member for Wellington—Halton Hills and other Members".

It was agreed, — That the Chair, clerk and analysts be authorized to make such grammatical and editorial changes as may be necessary without changing the substance of the report.

It was agreed, — That dissenting or supplementary opinions be in Calibri 12-point font, left aligned, single-spaced, and be submitted electronically, in both official languages, to the clerk of the committee, not later than Thursday, April 4, 2024, at noon.

ORDERED, — That the Chair present the report to the House.

At 11:08 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 11:21 a.m., the sitting resumed in public.

As an individual
• Lubomyr Luciuk, Professor, Department of Political Science and Economics, Royal Military College of Canada
Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies
• Jars Balan, Director, Kule Ukrainian Canadian Studies Centre, University of Alberta
Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs
• Richard Marceau, Vice-President, External Affairs and General Counsel
Ukrainian Canadian Congress
• Ihor Michalchyshyn, Chief Executive Officer and Exective Director
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the committee on Tuesday, November 21, 2023, the committee commenced its study of Parliamentary Protocol Related to an Incident in the Speaker's Gallery on Friday, September 22, 2023.

Ihor Michalchyshyn made a statement and, with Jars Balan, answered questions.

At 12:06 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:11 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Lubomyr Luciuk and Richard Marceau made statements and answered questions.


Tom Kmiec moved, —

That the committee, pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(c)(iii), report to the House that, in its opinion, the unelected Senate has unacceptably amended Bill C-234, An Act to amend the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act, which would provide carbon tax relief for Canadian farmers and, by extension, all Canadians, given the ancient financial privileges of the House of Commons which are rooted in the Constitution of Canada and, with particular relevance to Bill C-234, are expressed, in part, in Standing Order 80: “…it is the undoubted right of the House to direct, limit, and appoint in all such [money] bills, the ends, purposes, considerations, conditions, limitations, and qualifications of such grants, which are not alterable by the Senate”; and that the committee:

  1. recommend that a message be sent to the Senate to acquaint Their Honours accordingly; and
  2. call on the House to reject the Senate Amendments to Bill C-234.

Debate arose thereon.


Jennifer O'Connell 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: Terry Duguid, Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, Mona Fortier, Lindsay Mathyssen, Jennifer O'Connell, Sherry Romanado — 6;

NAYS: Luc Berthold, Blaine Calkins, Eric Duncan, Marie-Hélène Gaudreau, Tom Kmiec — 5.

At 1:10 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Michael MacPherson
Clerk of the committee