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Meeting No. 18
Thursday, February 3, 2005

The Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs met at 11:05 a.m. this day, in Room 112-N, Centre Block, the Chair, Hon. Don Boudria, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Françoise Boivin, Hon. Don Boudria, Bill Casey, Yvon Godin, Michel Guimond, Jay Hill, Dale Johnston, Hon. Dominic LeBlanc, Hon. Judi Longfield, Pauline Picard and Scott Reid.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: James Robertson, Principal; Megan Furi, Analyst.


Witnesses: House of Commons: William Corbett, Clerk; Audrey O'Brien, Deputy Clerk; André Gagnon, Principal Clerk, Journals Branch; Ian McDonald, Technology Liaison Coordinator.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(a)(iii), the Committee resumed its review of the Standing Orders, procedure and practice of the House.

The Clerk of the House, the Deputy Clerk and André Gagnon made statements and, with the other witness, answered questions.


On motion of Jay Hill, it was agreed, — That the Committee endorse the proposal for the creation of a new tool for the electronic submission of notices and that the research staff prepare a draft report for the Committee's consideration at its next meeting.


At 12:30 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:31 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

At 12:35 p.m., the Committee resumed sitting in public.


On motion of Judi Longfield, it was agreed, — That the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs request an operational budget of $24,000 for its study on electoral reform and that the Chair present the said budget to the Liaison Committee.


At 12:36 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Pierre Rodrigue
Clerk of the Committee

2005/03/04 9:20 a.m.