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Meeting No. 26
Tuesday, March 22, 2005

The Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs met at 11:06 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, Michel Guimond, Hon. Dominic LeBlanc, Hon. Judi Longfield, Pauline Picard, Karen Redman and Scott Reid.


Acting Members present: Ken Epp for Dale Johnston and Mario Silva for Françoise Boivin.


Associate Members present: Hon. Ed Broadbent.


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

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(a)(iii), the Committee commenced consideration of matters relating to Order in Council appointments.

James Robertson briefed Members and answered questions.


At 12:26 p.m., the Committee proceeded to sit in camera.

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

It was agreed, — That the Committee be authorized to purchase gifts to be presented to foreign hosts while travelling abroad.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(a)(iii), the Committee commenced consideration of a matter relating to the Standing Orders of the House.

The Committee commenced consideration of a draft report.


At 12:34 p.m., the Committee resumed sitting in public.


On motion of Michel Guimond, it was agreed, — That the draft report be adopted.


On motion of Pauline Picard, it was agreed, — That the Chair, Clerk and researchers be authorized to make such grammatical and editorial changes as may be necessary without changing the substance of the report.


On motion of Ken Epp, it was agreed, — That the Chair present the report to the House.


At 12:35 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Pierre Rodrigue
Clerk of the Committee

2005/03/24 4:55 p.m.