A001 - Thu 18 Aug 2022 / Jeu 18 aoû 2022



Thursday 18 August 2022 Jeudi 18 août 2022

Election of Chair

Election of Vice-Chair

Appointment of subcommittee


The committee met at 0900 in room 151.

Election of Chair

The Clerk of the Committee (Mr. Isaiah Thorning): Good morning, honourable members. It is my duty to call upon you to elect a Chair. Are there any nominations?

Mr. Mike Harris: I nominate Mr. Bouma as Chair of the committee.

The Clerk of the Committee (Mr. Isaiah Thorning): MPP Bouma, do you accept the nomination?

Mr. Will Bouma: Yes, thank you.

The Clerk of the Committee (Mr. Isaiah Thorning): Are there any further nominations? Seeing none, I declare the nominations closed and MPP Bouma elected Chair of the committee.

The Chair (Mr. Will Bouma): Thank you, everyone.

Election of Vice-Chair

The Chair (Mr. Will Bouma): Good morning, honourable members. Before we proceed with the election of the Vice-Chair, I would like to draw your attention to standing order 119(d): “When there are two recognized parties, where the Chair of a standing committee is a member of the party forming the government, the Vice-Chair shall be a member of a recognized party in opposition to the government or an independent member.”

It is now my duty to entertain a motion for Vice-Chair. Are there any motions? Mr. Harris.

Mr. Mike Harris: I move that Mr. Fraser be appointed Vice-Chair.

The Chair (Mr. Will Bouma): A motion has been moved by MPP Harris. Is there any debate? Seeing none, are the members ready to vote? Shall the motion carry? The motion is, accordingly, carried. I declare MPP Fraser Vice-Chair.

Appointment of subcommittee

The Chair (Mr. Will Bouma): I will now entertain a motion for the appointment of a subcommittee. Who will move this motion? MPP Harris.

Mr. Mike Harris: 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; and

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: the Chair as Chair, Mr. Coe—and a member that we would be happy to entertain from the official opposition.

Ms. Chandra Pasma: I move that Doly Begum be appointed as member of the subcommittee from the official opposition.

Mr. Mike Harris: Perfect.

The Chair (Mr. Will Bouma): So that’s a friendly amendment. Can you move it?

Mr. Mike Harris: Yes—and Ms. Begum; and

That substitution be permitted on the subcommittee.

The Chair (Mr. Will Bouma): Mr. Harris has moved a subcommittee motion. Is there any discussion or comment on that? If none, I will now put the question. Shall the motion carry? Carried.

We will now enter closed session for a briefing by committee staff.

The committee continued in closed session at 0905.


Chair / Président

Mr. Will Bouma (Brantford–Brant PC)

Vice-Chair / Vice-Président

Mr. John Fraser (Ottawa South / Ottawa-Sud L)

Ms. Doly Begum (Scarborough Southwest / Scarborough-Sud-Ouest ND)

Mr. Will Bouma (Brantford–Brant PC)

Mr. Lorne Coe (Whitby PC)

Mr. John Fraser (Ottawa South / Ottawa-Sud L)

Mme Dawn Gallagher Murphy (Newmarket–Aurora PC)

Mr. Mike Harris (Kitchener–Conestoga PC)

Mr. Trevor Jones (Chatham-Kent–Leamington PC)

Mr. Billy Pang (Markham–Unionville PC)

Ms. Chandra Pasma (Ottawa West–Nepean / Ottawa-Ouest–Nepean ND)

Mr. Sheref Sabawy (Mississauga–Erin Mills PC)

Mr. Amarjot Sandhu (Brampton West / Brampton-Ouest PC)

Clerk / Greffier

Mr. Isaiah Thorning

Staff / Personnel

Ms. Lauren Warner, research officer,
Research Services