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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Legal and Constitutional Affairs

First Session, Thirty-ninth Parliament, 2006

Chair: The Honourable DONALD H. OLIVER


Monday, September 18, 2006
Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Issue No. 7

Twelfth, thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth meetings on:

Bill C-2, An Act providing for conflict of interest rules, restrictions on election financing and measures respecting administrative transparency, oversight and accountability


WITNESSES:

Monday, September 18, 2006 (morning meeting)

As an individual:

Denis Saint-Martin, Professor, Arts and Science Faculty, University of Montreal.

Monday, September 18, 2006 (afternoon meeting)

As an individual:

Ian Greene, Professor, Political Science, York University.

Government Ethics Coalition and the Money in Politics Coalition:

Duff Conacher, Chairperson.

First Peoples National Party of Canada:

Jerry Fontaine, President.

New Democratic Party of Canada:

Éric Hébert, Federal Secretary.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006 (morning meeting)

As an individual:

Leslie Seidle, Senior Research Associate, Institute for Research on Public Policy.

Elections Canada:

Jean-Pierre Kingsley, Chief Electoral Officer of Canada;

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

Janice Vézina, Senior Director, Political Financing, Audit and Corporate Services;

William H. Corbett, Commissioner of Canada Elections.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006 (afternoon meeting)

Library of Parliament:

William R. Young, Parliamentary Librarian;

Jacques Sabourin, Director General, Corporate Services;

James Kalwarowsky, Director, Economics Division;

James Robertson, Principal, Law and Government Division;

Hugh Finsten, Associate Parliamentary Librarian.

Parliamentary Centre:

Peter Dobell, Founding Director.

As an individual:

Don Drummond, Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist, TD Bank Financial Group.

Informetrica Limited:

Mike McCracken, Chair and Chief Executive Officer.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Donald H. Oliver, Chair

The Honourable Lorna Milne, Deputy Chair

and

The Honourable Senators:

Andreychuk, Baker, P.C., Campbell, Cochrane, Day, Fox, P.C., *Hays (or Fraser), Joyal, P.C., *LeBreton, P.C. (or Comeau), Rivest, Stratton, Zimmer

*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 Angus was substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Cools (September 12, 2006).

The name of the Honourable Senator Fox, P.C., was substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Chaput (September 13, 2006).

The name of the Honourable Senator Comeau was substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Segal (September 14, 2006).

The name of the Honourable Senator Di Nino was substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Angus (September 14, 2006).

The name of the Honourable Senator Cochrane was substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Di Nino (September 15, 2006).

The name of the Honourable Senator Andreychuk was substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Comeau (September 19, 2006).