Wednesday 5 May 1993

Election of Chair

Election of Vice-Chair

Appointment of subcommittee


*Chair / Président: Hansen, Ron (Lincoln ND)

*Vice-Chair / Vice-Président: Farnan, Mike (Cambridge ND)

*Johnson, Paul R. (Prince Edward-Lennox-South Hastings/PrinceEdward-Lennox-Hastings-Sud ND)

McClelland, Carman (Brampton North/-Nord L)

*MacKinnon, Ellen (Lambton ND)

Mathyssen, Irene (Middlesex ND)

*Morin, Gilles E. (Carleton East/-Est L)

Owens, Stephen (Scarborough Centre ND)

*Sterling, Norman W. (Carleton PC)

Sullivan, Barbara (Halton Centre L)

Villeneuve, Noble (S-D-G & East Grenville/S-D-G & Grenville-Est PC)

*Wessenger, Paul (Simcoe Centre ND)

*In attendance / présents

Clerk / Greffière: Mellor, Lynn


The committee met at 1533 in room 151.


Clerk of the Committee (Ms Lynn Mellor): Honourable members, it's my duty to call upon you to elect a Chair. Nominations are open.

Mr Norman W. Sterling (Carleton): I nominate Mike Farnan.

Mr Gilles E. Morin (Carleton East): I second it.

Mr Mike Farnan (Cambridge): I very much appreciate the nomination; however, I would like to nominate Ron Hansen.

Mrs Ellen MacKinnon (Lambton): I'll second that.

Mr Farnan: I do appreciate the recommendation from my good colleagues.

Mr Paul R. Johnson (Prince Edward-Lennox-South Hastings): And you're going to decline your nomination?

Clerk of the Committee: You're declining, Mr Farnan?

Mr Farnan: I decline, but I appreciate very much the confidence my colleagues have shown in me.

Mr Sterling: Well, I'll nominate Mr Farnan for Vice-Chair.

Clerk of the Committee: Mr Farnan has nominated Mr Hansen as Chair. Are there any further nominations?

Mrs MacKinnon: I'll second that.

Clerk of the Committee: I declare the nominations closed, and Mr Hansen is declared Chair.

Mr Farnan: You don't know how close that was.

Mr Morin: It could have created havoc.

The Chair (Mr Ron Hansen): I take it Mr Sterling nominated me?


The Chair: I'd like to call for nominations of the Vice-Chair.

Mr Sterling: I nominate Mr Farnan for Vice-Chair.

Mr Morin: I second it.

Mr Farnan: I feel honoured that my colleagues would have that kind of confidence in me, and I accept.

The Chair: All in favour? Okay. Congratulations, Mr Farnan.

Mr Farnan: Thank you.


The Chair: And the appointment of the subcommittee. Who might the subcommittee be?

Mr Sterling: Sterling for the Conservatives.

Mr Morin: Barbara for the Liberals.

Clerk of the Committee: And Mr Farnan.

Mr Paul Johnson: I move that a subcommittee on committee business be appointed to meet from time to time at the call of the Chair or at the request of any member thereof to consider and report to the committee on the business of the committee; that substitution be permitted on the subcommittee; that the presence of all members of the subcommittee is necessary to constitute a meeting; and that the subcommittee be composed of the following members: Mr Hansen, Mr Sterling, Ms Sullivan and Mr Farnan.

The Chair: All in favour? Opposed? None opposed.

We have some business regarding standing order 108(b). The clerk is circulating a copy of the revisions to standing order 108(b). These revisions reflect the ministry name changes. Standing order 108(b) identifies which ministries fall under each of the four policy field committees for the purposes of standing order 125.

To update standing order 108(b), we need a motion to adopt and authorize me to present the report to the House and move its adoption.

Clerk of the Committee: On that document that I've just distributed, there's one correction. Under "administration of justice," it should be "the Ministry of the Solicitor General and Correctional Services."

Mr Sterling: Could I just get a clarification, Mr Chairman? Can you tell me what are the differences? Have any of them been moved, or is it just a matter of names?

Clerk of the Committee: It's just a matter of names.

Mr Sterling: I move it be accepted and reported to the House.

The Chair: Moved by Mr Sterling.

Mrs MacKinnon: I'll second it.

The Chair: Seconded. All in favour? Opposed? None opposed.

Okay, I guess that will be the business of the committee this afternoon. This committee is adjourned.

The committee adjourned at 1533.