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Meeting No. 4
Thursday, October 21, 2004

The Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs met at 11:04 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, Yvon Godin, Michel Guimond, Dale Johnston, Hon. Dominic LeBlanc, Hon. Judi Longfield, Pauline Picard, Hon. Karen Redman, Scott Reid and John Reynolds.


Acting Members present: David Chatters for Bill Casey.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: James Robertson, Principal.


Witnesses: House of Commons: William Corbett, Clerk; Audrey O'Brien, Deputy Clerk; Marie-Andrée Lajoie, Clerk Assistant.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(a)(iii) and the Order of Reference of October 5, 2004, the Committee commenced its review of the Standing Orders, procedure and practice of the House.

William Corbett made a statement and, with the other witnesses, answered questions.


The Committee commenced consideration of a draft report.


On motion of John Reynolds, it was agreed, — That the draft report be adopted.


On motion of Dominic LeBlanc, 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 Michel Guimond, it was agreed, — That the Chair present the report to the House.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(a)(vi), the Committee commenced consideration of matters relating to the readjustment of electoral boundaries.

On motion of Michel Guimond, it was agreed, — That the 16th Report of this Committee in the 3rd Session of the 37th Parliament concerning the electoral boundaries readjustment process be adopted as a report in this session;

That the Chair present the report to the House; and

That, pursuant to Standing Order 109, the Committee request that the Government table a comprehensive response to the report.

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

Karen Redman moved, — That the Subcommittee on Private Members' Business be composed of one member from each recognized party and a Chair from the government party;

That Gary Carr be appointed Chair of the Subcommittee; and,

That the Subcommittee be granted all of the powers of the Committee pursuant to Standing Order 108(1)(a), except the power to report directly to the House.


After debate, the question was put on the motion and it was agreed to.


On motion of Judi Longfield, it was agreed, — That the draft letter to the Board of Internal Economy concerning the allocation of committee rooms and the broadcasting of committee proceedings be approved.


On motion of Dale Johnston, it was agreed, — That the Subcommittee on the Disclosure Statement under the Conflict of Interest Code for Members of the House of Commons be empowered to make recommendations to the Committee on the contents of the Disclosure Statement for Members of the House of Commons, the Disclosure Statement for Spouse or Common-Law Partner and Child and the Disclosure Summary forms .


At 12:20 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Jeremy LeBlanc
Clerk of the Committee

2004/10/22 4:51 p.m.