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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, May 5, 2004
Thursday, May 6, 2004

Issue No. 8

Third and fourth (last) meetings on:

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

and

Consideration of a draft report (in camera)

INCLUDING:
THE EIGHT AND NINTH REPORTS OF THE COMMITTEE
(Bills C-20 and C-3)


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, May 5, 2004:

AS A PANEL

From the Fraser Institute:

Gordon Gibson, Senior Fellow, Canadian Studies.

From the Communist Party of Canada:

Miguel Figueroa, Leader.

From the Canadian Action Party:

Paul Hellyer, Former leader.

From the Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada:

Diane Johnston, Secretary, National Office.

AS A PANEL

As individuals:

Louis Massicotte, University of Montreal, Faculty of Arts and Sciences — Political Science, Associate Professor;

Lisa Young, University of Calgary, Faculty of Social Sciences — Political Science, Professor;

Nelson Wiseman, University of Toronto, Faculty of Arts and Sciences — Political Science, Associate Professor;

David Smith, University of Saskatchewan, Political Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, Professor.

Thursday, May 6, 2004:

From the Privy Council Office:

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

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


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable George J. Furey, Chair

The Honourable A. Raynell Andreychuck, Deputy Chair

and

The Honourable Senators:

*Austin, P.C., (or Rompkey, P.C.), Baker, P.C., Di Nino, Jaffer, Joyal, P.C., Lynch-Staunton, *Lynch-Staunton, (or Kinsella), Mercer, Pearson, Rivest, Robichaud, P.C., Smith, P.C.

* 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 Buchanan, P.C., substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Stratton. (May 3, 2004)

The name of the Honourable Senator Kinsella substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Buchanan, P.C. (May 5, 2004)

The name of the Honourable Senator Morin substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Smith, P.C. (May 5, 2004)

The name of the Honourable Senator Lynch-Staunton substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Nolin. (May 6, 2004)

The name of the Honourable Senator Buchanan, P.C., substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Kinsella. (May 6, 2004)

The name of the Honourable Senator Smith, P.C., substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Morin. (May 6, 2004)

The name of the Honourable Senator Robichaud, P.C., substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Cools. (May 6, 2004)

The name of the Honourable Senator Di Nino substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Buchanan, P.C. (May 6, 2004)