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Meeting No. 30
Tuesday, June 14, 2005

The Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics met at 9:03 a.m. this day, in Room 209 West Block, the Acting Chair, David Tilson, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Navdeep Bains, Marc Boulianne, Ed Broadbent, Ken Epp, Russ Hiebert, Marlene Jennings, Mario Laframboise, Derek Lee, Russ Powers, David Tilson and Paul Zed.


Acting Members present: Tom Lukiwski for David Chatters.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Kristen Douglas, Analyst; Nancy Holmes, Analyst.


Witnesses: Department of Industry: Michael Nelson, Register of Lobbyists, Lobbyists Registration Branch; Karen E. Shepherd, Director, Lobbyists Registration Branch; Pierre Ricard-Desjardins, Deputy Director, Lobbyists Registration Branch; Bruce Bergen, Counsel, Industry Canada Legal Services.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3) (h), the Committee held a briefing on the Regulations and the changes to the Lobbyists Registration Act coming into force on June 20, 2005.

The witnesses made a presentation and answered questions.


At 10:25 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 10:29 a.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

It was agreed, — That the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics agree to commence a review of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act in February 2006;

That, to assist in the development of reference material including “best practices” for consideration by this Committee, the Chair make a submission to the Liaison Budget Subcommittee for funding, to allow the Chair or his delegate, or any interested member(s) plus up to two (2) appropriate staff, to travel in Canada and/or abroad, if deemed necessary; and

That the Chair seek the necessary authority from the House.


At 10:57 a.m., the Committee adjourned until 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 16, 2005.


Bernard G. Fournier
Clerk of the Committee

2005/06/14 2:53 p.m.