Mr Gilles Bisson (Timmins-James Bay / Timmins-Baie James
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
The committee met at 1008 in committee room
ELECTION OF CHAIR
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
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
The Chair (Ms Frances
Lankin): With thanks to my nominator.
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.
Thank you very much.
ELECTION OF VICE-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.
What about an acceptance speech?
That was my speech.
APPOINTMENT OF SUBCOMMITTEE
The Chair: I
believe the next order of business is a motion to appoint the
business subcommittee of this committee.
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.
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
So committee members can expect that the week the House resumes
after constituency week, there will be a committee meeting.
Any further business?
Madam Chair, on that point, do we generally then meet at this
hour when we do meet?
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.