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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Social Affairs, Science and Technology

Issue 12 - Eleventh Report of the Committee


Tuesday, April 12, 2005

The Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology has the honour to present its

ELEVENTH REPORT

Your Committee, to which was referred Bill C-12, An Act to prevent the introduction and spread of communicable diseases has, in obedience to the Order of Reference of Wednesday, March 9, 2005, examined the said Bill and now reports the same with the following amendments:

1. Pages 25 and 26, clause 62.1: replace lines 23 to 38 on page 25, and lines 1 to 13 on page 26, with the following:

"62.1 (1) The Governor in Council may not make a regulation under section 62 unless the Minister has first caused the proposed regulation to be laid before both Houses of Parliament.

(2) A proposed regulation that is laid before a House of Parliament is deemed to be automatically referred to the appropriate committee of that House, as determined by the rules of that House, and the committee may conduct inquiries or public hearings with respect to the proposed regulation and report its findings to that House.

(3) The Governor in Council may make a regulation under section 62 only if

(a) neither House has concurred in any report from its committee respecting the proposed regulation before the end of 30 sitting days or 160 calendar days, whichever is earlier, after the day on which the proposed regulation was laid before that House, in which case the regulation may be made only in the form laid; or

(b) both Houses have concurred in reports from their committees approving the proposed regulation or a version of it amended to the same effect, in which case the regulation may be made only in the form concurred in.

(4) For the purpose of this section, "sitting day'' means a day on which the House in question sits.''

2. Page 26, clause 62.2: replace lines 25 and 26 with the following:

"before each House of Parliament, the Minister shall cause to be laid before each House a statement of the''.

Respectfully submitted,

WILBERT J. KEON

Deputy Chair