The Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs met in camera at 11:34 a.m. this day, in Room 112-N, Centre Block, the Chair, Joe Preston, presiding.
Members of the Committee present: Harold Albrecht, Joe Comartin, Nathan Cullen, Marc Garneau, Greg Kerr, Tom Lukiwski, Joe Preston, Scott Reid, Nycole Turmel and Bob Zimmer.
Acting Members present: Judy Foote for Marc Garneau, Yvon Godin for Alexandrine Latendresse, Roxanne James for Hon. Laurie Hawn and Phil McColeman for Hon. Laurie Hawn.
In attendance: Library of Parliament: Andre Barnes, Analyst; Michel Bédard, Analyst.
Witnesses: Leon Benoit, M.P., Vegreville—Wainwright; Larry Miller, M.P., Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound; Brent Rathgeber, M.P., Edmonton—St. Albert.
Leon Benoit, Larry Miller and Brent Rathgeber made statements and answered questions.
At 12:35 p.m., the sitting was suspended.
At 12:36 p.m., the sitting resumed.
The Committee resumed consideration of a draft report.
It was agreed, — That the draft report, as amended, be adopted.
It was agreed, — That the Chair, Clerk and analysts be authorized to make such grammatical and editorial changes as may be necessary without changing the substance of the report.
It was agreed, — That the Committee append to its report dissenting opinions, and that they be submitted to the clerk of the Committee, no later than Tuesday, May 29, 2012.
It was agreed, — That the Chair present the report to the House.
At 12:54 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.
Michelle TittleyClerk of the Committee