MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Meeting No. 53
Thursday, February 28, 2002
The Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs met in
a televised session at 3:36 p.m. this day, in Room 253-D, Centre Block, the
Chair, Peter Adams, presiding.
Members of the Committee present: Peter Adams, Pierre Brien, Marlene
Catterall, Yvon Godin, Michel Guimond, Jay Hill, Joe Jordan, Paul Harold
Macklin, Geoff Regan and Jacques Saada.
Acting Members present: Wayne Easter for Joe Jordan from 16:51 to
17:32; Marlene Jennings for Carolyn Parrish; Guy St-Julien for John Ricardson
from 15:36 to 16:20; Robert Bertrand for John Richardson from 16:20 to 17:32;
Marcel Proulx for Tony Tirabassi; Vic Toews for Garry Breitkreuz; Brian
Fitzpatrick for Cheryl Gallant; Leon Benoit for Randy White from 15:36 to
17:05; Leon Benoit for Randy White from 15:36 to 17:05; Dale Johnston for Randy
White from 17:05 to 17:32; André Bachand for Jay Hill.
In attendance: From the Library of Parliament: James
Robertson, research officer.
Witness: As Individual: J.P. Joseph Maingot.
Pursuant to the Order of Reference from the House of Thursday, February 7,
2002, the Committee resumed consideration of the question of privilege raised
on January 31, 2002 by the Member for Portage--Lisgar concerning the charge
against the Minister of National Defence of making misleading statements in the
House (see Minutes of Proceedings of Thursday, February 7, 2002, Meeting No.
Joseph Maingot made a statement and answered questions.
Vic Toews gave notice of the following motion:
- That the Minister of National Defence be invited to appear before the
Committee at the earliest opportunity.
Pierre Brien gave notice of the following motions:
- That Ms. Wendy Gilmour, Political Advisor to the Canadian Joint Headquarters,
U.S. Central Command, be invited as a witness by this Committee;
- That Mr. George Young, Executive Assistant to the Minister of National
Defence be invited as a witness by this Committee.
Michel Guimond gave notice of the following motion:
- That the Committee invite Commodore Thiffault as a witness in person, in
Ottawa, in Tampa Bay or by teleconference.
At 5:32 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.
Clerk of the Committee