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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Legal and Constitutional Affairs

First Session, Thirty-ninth Parliament, 2006-07

Chair: The Honourable DONALD H. OLIVER


Wednesday, May 9, 2007
Thursday, May 10, 2007

Issue No. 27

Seventh meeting on:

Bill S-4, An Act to amend the Constitution Act, 1867 (Senate tenure)

First meeting on:

Bill C-31, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and the Public Service Employment Act


APPEARING:

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Honourable Peter Van Loan, P.C., M.P., Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister for Democratic Reform

WITNESSES:

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Privy Council Office:

Matthew King, Assistant Secretary, Legislation and House Planning;

Natasha Kim, Senior Policy Advisor, Legislation and House Planning.

Department of Justice Canada:

Raymond MacCallum, Counsel, Human Rights Law Section.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Donald H. Oliver, Chair

The Honourable Lorna Milne, Deputy Chair

and

The Honourable Senators:

Andreychuk, Baker, P.C., Bryden, Fraser, Hays, P.C., *Hervieux-Payette, P.C., (or Tardif), Jaffer, Joyal, P.C., *LeBreton, P.C., (or Comeau), Nolin, Rivest, Stratton

*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 Cowan substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Jaffer (May 8, 2007).

The name of the Honourable Senator Tkachuk substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Nolin (May 9, 2007).

The name of the Honourable Senator Nolin substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Tkachuk (May 10, 2007).

The name of the Honourable Senator Zimmer substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Bryden (May 10, 2007).

The name of the Honourable Senator Jaffer substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Cowan (May 10, 2007).

The name of the Honourable Senator Bryden substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Zimmer (May 10, 2007).