Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Legal and Constitutional Affairs

Second Session Thirty-sixth Parliament, 1999-2000

Chair: The Honourable LORNA MILNE


Wednesday, June 14, 2000
Thursday, June 15, 2000
Wednesday, June 21, 2000
Thursday, June 22, 2000

Issue No. 18

First meeting on: Bill S-22, A First Act to harmonize federal law with the civil law of the Province of Quebec and to amend certain Acts in order to ensure that each language version takes into account the common law and the civil law

First, second, third and fourth (final) meetings: on Bill C-473, An Act to change the names of certain electoral districts

First, second, third and fourth (final) meetings: on Bill C-445, An Act to change the name of the electoral district of Rimouski--Mitis

INCLUDING:
The Seventh Report of the Committee (Bill C-473) The Eighth Report of the Committee (Bill C-445)


APPEARING:

The Honourable Anne McLellan, P.C., M.P., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada


WITNESSES:

From the Department of Justice:

Mario Dion, Associate Deputy Minister, Civil Law and Corporate Management;

Alain Bisson, Senior General Counsel, Civil Code Section;

Yves DeMontigny, Special Advisor to the Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Public Law;

Alain Vauclair, Senior Counsel, Civil Code Section.

Bill C-473 and Bill C-445:

From Elections Canada:

Jean-Pierre Kingsley, Chief Electoral Officer;

Herschell Sax, Senior Policy Advisor.

Bernard Bigras, M.P. for Rosemont;

Thursday, June 15, 2000 (Bill C-473 and Bill C-445):

As individuals:

Richard Marceau, M.P. for Charlesbourg;

Odina Desrochers, M.P. for Lotbinière;

Raymond Lavigne, M.P. for Verdun--Saint-Henri;

Stéphane Tremblay, M.P. for Lac-St-Jean;

Bernard Bigras, M.P. for Rosemont;

Paul Crête, M.P. for Kamouraska--Rivière-du-Loup- Témiscouata--Les Basques (representing Suzanne Tremblay, M.P. for Rimouski--Mitis);

Ovid Jackson, M.P. for Bruce--Grey;

Eugène Bellemare, M.P. for Carleton--Gloucester;

John Bryden, M.P. for Wentworth--Burlington;

Peter Goldring, M.P. for Edmonton East;

Dennis Mills, M.P. for Broadview--Greenwood.

Wednesday, June 21, 2000 (Bill C-473 and Bill C-445):

As an individual (Bill C-473):

Donna-Lynn McCallum.

As an individual (Bill C-445):

Eva Lachance Côte.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Lorna Milne, Chair

The Honourable Gérald-A. Beaudoin, Deputy Chair

and

The Honourable Senators:

Andreychuk, * Boudreau, P.C. (or Hays), Buchanan, P.C., Fraser, Joyal, P.C., Losier-Cool, * Lynch-Staunton (or Kinsella), Moore, Nolin, Pearson, Poy

* Ex Officio Members

(Quorum 4)

Changes in membership of the committee:

Pursuant to rule 85(4), membership of the committee was amended as follows:

The name of the Honourable Senator Finestone substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Moore (June 16, 2000).

The name of the Honourable Senator Rompkey substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Finestone (June 19, 2000).

The name of the Honourable Senator Moore substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Rompkey (June 21, 2000).

The name of the Honourable Senator Losier-Cool substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Cools (June 22, 2000).


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