E015 - Wed 22 Feb 2017 / Mer 22 fév 2017



Wednesday 22 February 2017 Mercredi 22 février 2017

Election of Vice-Chair

Subcommittee membership

The committee met at 1559 in committee room 1.

Election of Vice-Chair

The Clerk of the Committee (Mr. Eric Rennie): Good afternoon, honourable members, and welcome back to the estimates committee. In the absence of the Chair today, it is my duty to call upon you to elect a Vice-Chair for the committee since the position is currently vacant. Are there any nominations for Vice-Chair? MPP Kiwala.

Ms. Sophie Kiwala: I’d like to nominate MPP Mantha.

The Clerk of the Committee (Mr. Eric Rennie): MPP Mantha, do you accept the nomination?

Mr. Michael Mantha: Well, with that type of a nomination from this wonderful MPP, I must accept. I will accept that nomination.

The Clerk of the Committee (Mr. Eric Rennie): Thank you.

MPP Kiwala nominated MPP Mantha. Are there any further nominations?

Mr. Joe Dickson: I have a question.

The Clerk of the Committee (Mr. Eric Rennie): Mr. Dickson, yes?

Mr. Joe Dickson: Member Mantha alluded to the fact that she was wonderful. I would like to clarify that and have it elevated. How about the word “awesome”?

Ms. Sophie Kiwala: Oh, geez.

Mr. Michael Mantha: Well, I’ll raise you one—

The Clerk of the Committee (Mr. Eric Rennie): Are there any further nominations for Vice-Chair? Seeing none, I declare the nominations closed and Mr. Mantha elected Vice-Chair of the committee.

Mr. Mantha, would you please come to take the Chair?

Subcommittee membership

The Vice-Chair (Mr. Michael Mantha): Good afternoon. I would like to inform the members that yesterday’s change in the committee membership has created two vacancies on our subcommittee on committee business. We will need motions to replace Mr. Dong as the Liberal caucus representative and Miss Taylor as the NDP caucus representative.

Are there any motions?

Mr. Arthur Potts: Vice-Chair, or Chair in your acting capacity?

The Vice-Chair (Mr. Michael Mantha): Mr. Potts.

Mr. Arthur Potts: If I could be so bold as to move that Ms. Kiwala replace Mr. Dong on the subcommittee as our Liberal representative.

The Vice-Chair (Mr. Michael Mantha): Is there any discussion? Seeing none, shall the motion carry? Anybody opposed? C’est bon. The motion is carried.

Are there any other further motions?

Mr. Michael Harris: I have a motion regarding subcommittee.

The Vice-Chair (Mr. Michael Mantha): Subcommittee? Go ahead, Mr. Harris.

Mr. Michael Harris: I would like to move that Monsieur Mantha replace Miss Taylor on the subcommittee on committee business.

The Vice-Chair (Mr. Michael Mantha): Shall the motion carry? Any opposition? Hearing none, the motion is carried.

Is there any other business that the committee needs to deal with today? Any comments? Anybody who wants to make remarks in regard to how great people are around this table?

Mr. Michael Harris: No.

The Vice-Chair (Mr. Michael Mantha): No? Hearing none, the committee is adjourned.

The committee adjourned at 1603.


Chair / Présidente

Ms. Cheri DiNovo (Parkdale–High Park ND)

Vice-Chair / Vice-Président

Mr. Michael Mantha (Algoma–Manitoulin ND)

Mr. Bob Delaney (Mississauga–Streetsville L)

Mr. Joe Dickson (Ajax–Pickering L)

Ms. Cheri DiNovo (Parkdale–High Park ND)

Mr. Michael Harris (Kitchener–Conestoga PC)

Ms. Sophie Kiwala (Kingston and the Islands / Kingston et les Îles L)

Mr. Michael Mantha (Algoma–Manitoulin ND)

Mr. Peter Z. Milczyn (Etobicoke–Lakeshore L)

Mr. Arthur Potts (Beaches–East York L)

Mr. Todd Smith (Prince Edward–Hastings PC)

Clerk / Greffier

Mr. Eric Rennie

Staff / Personnel

Mr. Ian Morris, research officer,
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