Thursday 25 October 2001 Jeudi 25 octobre 2001


Thursday 25 October 2001 Jeudi 25 octobre 2001

The committee met at 1114 in committee room 1, following a closed session.


The Chair (Mr John Gerretsen): I'd like to call the committee back to order in open session to deal with Bill 95. First of all, we have the report of the subcommittee, which I believe has been handed out to everybody. Would somebody like to move it?

Mr Bruce Crozier (Essex): I so move it be adopted.

The Chair: You'll have to read it into the record.

Mr Crozier: Oh, sure. I move the report of the subcommittee that met on October 24, 2001, and that the recommendations be adopted with respect to Bill 95, Ethics and Transparency in Public Matters Act, 2001:

(1) That the committee meet for the purpose of conducting public hearings on Thursday, November 22, 2001, and Thursday, November 29, 2001, in Toronto;

(2) That an opening statement of 10 minutes be made by the private member;

(3) That the committee advertise on the Ontario parliamentary channel and on the Legislative Assembly Internet; that the deadline for those wishing to make an oral presentation be Thursday, November 15, 2001; that the deadline for written submissions be determined at a later date;

(4) That each caucus will submit to the clerk of the committee the names of any witnesses they wished to be scheduled, by Thursday, November 15, 2001;

(5) That the clerk of the committee will submit the names of those who have responded to the ad and the names that have been submitted by each caucus to the subcommittee members by Friday, November 16, 2001;

(6) That the subcommittee will meet on Monday, November 19, 2001, to determine the length of time to be allotted to witnesses for their presentations, and those witnesses to be scheduled;

(7) That subcommittee will meet at a later date to determine whether further public hearings are required and determine dates for clause-by-clause consideration;

(8) That the research officer will prepare a background paper for the committee on any parallel policies in other Canadian/US jurisdictions for Monday, November 19, 2001.

The Chair: That's been moved. Any comments by anyone?

Mr Richard Patten (Ottawa Centre): You're not recommending we travel the province?

The Chair: That comes later.

Mr Bart Maves (Niagara Falls): Why stop there?

The Chair: Any comments by anyone? All in favour of the subcommittee report? Opposed? Carried.

Then there's item 3, Bill 95. Do you want to have any discussion on it now? Does anybody want to say anything? If not, then we're adjourned.

Mrs Julia Munro (York North): I move we adjourn.

The Chair: Seconded? Carried.

The committee adjourned at 1117.


Thursday 25 October 2001

Subcommittee report P-65


Chair / Président

Mr John Gerretsen (Kingston and the Islands / Kingston et les îles L)

Vice-Chair / Vice-Président

Mr Bruce Crozier (Essex L)

Mr Bruce Crozier (Essex L)

Mr John Gerretsen (Kingston and the Islands / Kingston et les îles L)

Mr Raminder Gill (Bramalea-Gore-Malton-Springdale PC)

Mr John Hastings (Etobicoke North / -Nord PC)

Ms Shelley Martel (Nickel Belt ND)

Mr Bart Maves (Niagara Falls PC)

Mrs Julia Munro (York North / -Nord PC)

Mr Richard Patten (Ottawa Centre / -Centre L)

Substitutions / Membres remplaçants

Ms Caroline Di Cocco (Sarnia-Lambton L)

Mr Bob Wood (London West / -Ouest PC)

Clerk / Greffière

Ms Tonia Grannum

Staff / Personnel

Mr Ray McLellan, research officer,

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