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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Legal and Constitutional Affairs

Third Session, Thirty-seventh Parliament, 2004

Chair: The Honourable GEORGE J. FUREY


Wednesday, April 28, 2004
Thursday, April 29, 2004

Issue No. 7

Third (last) meeting on:

Bill C-17, An Act to amend certain Acts

and

Third (last) meeting on:

Bill C-20, An Act to change the names of certain electoral districts

and

First and second meetings on:

Bill C-3, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and the Income Tax Act

INCLUDING:
THE SEVENTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(BillC-17)


APPEARING:

The Honourable Jacques Saada, P.C., M.P., Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister responsible for Democratic Reform


WITNESSES:

Wednesday, April 28, 2004

From the Privy Council Office:

Stéphane Perrault, Privy Council Officer, Senior Counsel, Legislation and House Planning;

Stephen Zaluski, Privy Council Officer, Senior Counsel, Legislation and House Planning.

Thursday, April 29, 2004

From Elections Canada:

Jean-Pierre Kingsley, Chief Electoral Officer;

Diane R. Davidson, Deputy Chief Electoral Officer and Chief Legal Counsel;

James Sprague, Senior Practitioner and General Counsel.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable George J. Furey, Chair

The Honourable Raynell Andreychuck, Deputy Chair

and

The Honourable Senators:

*Austin, P.C., (or Rompkey, P.C.), Baker, P.C., Cools, Jaffer, Joyal, P.C., *Lynch-Staunton, (or Kinsella), Mercer, Nolin, Pearson, Rivest, Smith, P.C., Stratton

* Ex Officio Members

(Quorum 4)

Changes in membership of the committee:

Pursuant to rule85(4), membership of the committee was amended as follows:

The name of the Honourable Senator Smith, P.C. substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Banks (April22, 2004).

The name of the Honourable Senator Stratton substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Buchanan, P.C. (April28, 2004).