Wednesday 3 November 1999

Election of Chair

Election of Vice-Chair

Appointment of subcommittee


Chair / Présidente
Ms Frances Lankin (Beaches-East York ND)

Vice-Chair / Vice-Président

Mr Garfield Dunlop (Simcoe North / -Nord PC)

Mr Gilles Bisson (Timmins-James Bay / Timmins-Baie James ND)
Mrs Claudette Boyer (Ottawa-Vanier L)
Mr Garfield Dunlop (Simcoe North / -Nord PC)
Mr Raminder Gill (Bramalea-Gore-Malton-Springdale PC)
Mr John Hastings (Etobicoke North / -Nord PC)
Ms Frances Lankin (Beaches-East York ND)
Mr Tony Ruprecht (Davenport L)
Mr David Young (Willowdale PC)

Substitutions / Membres remplaçants

Mr Brian Coburn (Carleton-Gloucester PC)

Clerk / Greffière

Ms Anne Stokes

Staff / Personnel

Mr Andrew McNaught, research officer, Legislative Research Service

The committee met at 1008 in committee room 1.


Clerk of the Committee (Ms Anne Stokes): Good morning, everybody. Honourable members, it is my duty to call upon you to elect a Chair. Are there any nominations?

Mr Garfield Dunlop (Simcoe North): Madam Clerk, I'm pleased to be here this morning with three other new members of our caucus, and I'm pleased at this time to nominate Frances Lankin as the Chair of this committee.

Clerk of the Committee: Ms Lankin is nominated for Chair. Are there any other nominations for Chair? No? There being no further nominations, I declare nominations closed, and Ms Lankin is elected Chair of the committee, if she would like to come forward and sit up here.

Mr Tony Ruprecht (Davenport): Do we have time for some congratulatory speeches?

The Chair (Ms Frances Lankin): With thanks to my nominator.

Mr Ruprecht: I've been on this committee, Madam Chair, for 19 years now, and this is the first time we have a member of the NDP caucus as Chairperson. Congratulations to you.

The Chair: Thank you very much.


The Chair: We'll move on to the election of the Vice-Chair. Are there any nominations for the position of Vice-Chair?

Mr David Young (Willowdale): Madam Chair, I'd like to nominate Garfield Dunlop to be Vice-Chair of this committee.

The Chair: A nomination for Garfield Dunlop. Are there any further nominations? Seeing none, the nominations are closed. There being no further nominations, I declare that Garfield Dunlop has been elected Vice-Chair of the committee. Congratulations.

Mr Dunlop: Thank you.

Mr Young: What about an acceptance speech?

Mr Dunlop: That was my speech.


The Chair: I believe the next order of business is a motion to appoint the business subcommittee of this committee.

Mr Ruprecht: 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 the presence of all members of the subcommittee is necessary to constitute a meeting and that the subcommittee be composed of the following members: as Chair, Ms Lankin; and the members of the subcommittee are Mr Young, Mrs Boyer and Mr Bisson; and that any member may designate a substitute member on the subcommittee who is of the same recognized party.

The Chair: Is there any discussion on the motion? All those in favour? Opposed? That's carried.

Is there any further business; any items that anyone wants to raise?

Do we have any indication of the schedule of meetings at this point in time?

Clerk of the Committee: There is a private bill that is due to be introduced in the House today. Next week is constituency week. We could deal with it as early as the week following, and there is a possibility of one or two other bills being introduced in the meantime.

The Chair: So committee members can expect that the week the House resumes after constituency week, there will be a committee meeting.

Any further business?

Mr Young: Madam Chair, on that point, do we generally then meet at this hour when we do meet?

The Chair: Wednesday at 10. The committee time is set from 10 to 12 if there is enough business to take that time.

The arrangements for meetings of the subcommittee will be done among members of the committee at a time that's convenient. Often we'll find a time during the House sitting, where we'll meet in one of the lobbies, either the east or west lobby, if that's necessary. OK?

No other business? The meeting is adjourned. See you in two weeks.

The committee adjourned at 1013.