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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Legal and Constitutional Affairs

Second Session, Thirty-ninth Parliament, 2007-08

Chair: The Honourable JOAN FRASER


Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008

Issue No. 15

Fifth (final) meeting on:
Bill S-210, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (suicide bombings)

and

Fourth meeting on:
A comprehensive review of the amendments made by  An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and the Income Tax Act (S.C. 2004, c. 24)

and

First meeting on:
Bill S-224, An Act to amend the Parliament  of Canada Act (vacancies)

INCLUDING:
THE NINTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Special Study Budget 2008-09 — Canada Elections Act)

THE TENTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Bill S-210)


WITNESSES

Thursday, April 17, 2008

The Honourable Senator Wilfred P. Moore, sponsor of the bill.

Elections Canada:

Marc Mayrand, Chief Electoral Officer;

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

Stéphane Perrault, Senior General Counsel and Senior Director.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Joan Fraser, Chair

The Honourable A. Raynell Andreychuk, Deputy Chair

and

The Honourable Senators:

Baker, P.C., Campbell, Di Nino, *Hervieux-Payette, P.C. (or Tardif), Joyal, P.C.,  *LeBreton, P.C. (or Comeau), Merchant, Milne, Oliver, Stratton, Watt

*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 Gustafson is substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Oliver (April 15, 2008).

The name of the Honourable Senator Grafstein is substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Milne (April 16, 2008).

The name of the Honourable Senator Robichaud, P.C., is substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Merchant (April 16, 2008).

The name of the Honourable Senator Cowan is added (April 16, 2008).

The name of the Honourable Senator Oliver is substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Gustafson (April 17, 2008).

The name of the Honourable Senator Merchant is substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Robichaud, P.C. (April 17, 2008).

The name of the Honourable Senator Milne is substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Grafstein (April 17, 2008).

The name of the Honourable Senator Moore is substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Milne (April 17, 2008).

Substitution pending for the name of the Honourable Senator Cowan (April 17, 2008).

The name of the Honourable Senator Milne is substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Moore (April 17, 2008).