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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Legal and Constitutional Affairs

First Session, Forty-second Parliament, 2015-16-17-18

Chair: The Honourable SERGE JOYAL, P.C.


Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Thursday, May 31, 2018

Issue No. 45

Second and third (final) meetings:
Subject matter of those elements contained in Divisions 15 and 20 of Part 6 of Bill C-74, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018 and other measures

and

First meeting:
Bill C-50, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act
(political financing)

INCLUDING:
THE TWENTY-FIFTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(The subject matter of those elements contained in Divisions 15 and 20 of Part 6 of Bill C-74)


APPEARING

The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, P.C., M.P., Minister of Public Services and Procurement
Marco Mendicino, M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada


WITNESSES

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Business Council of Canada:

John Dillon, Senior Vice President, Policy and Corporate Counsel.

Quebec Employers Council:

Norma Kozhaya, Research Vice President and Chief Economist (by video conference).

Transparency International Canada:

Mark Morrison, Director.

As an individual:

Alexander Dyck, Professor of Finance and Economic Analysis and Policy, Manulife Financial Chair in Financial Services, University of Toronto (by video conference).

Department of Justice Canada:

Catherine McKinnon, Senior Counsel, Public Law and Legislative Services Sector, Judicial Affairs, Courts and Tribunal Policy;

Ann Sheppard, Senior Counsel, Policy Sector, Criminal Law Policy Section.

Public Services and Procurement Canada:

Lynne Tomson, Director General, Integrity and Forensic Accounting Management.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Office of the Chief Electoral Officer:

Stéphane Perrault, Acting Chief Electoral Officer;

Anne Lawson, General Counsel and Senior Director;

François Leblanc, Director, Political Financing and Audit.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Serge Joyal, P.C., Chair

The Honourable Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu, Deputy Chair

The Honourable Renée Dupuis, Deputy Chair

and

The Honourable Senators:

Batters, Boniface, Carignan, P.C., *Day (or Mercer), Eaton, Gold, *Harder, P.C. (or Bellemare), (or Mitchell), McInnis, Pate, Pratte, *Smith (or Martin), *Woo (or Saint-Germain)

*Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)

Changes in membership of the committee:

Pursuant to rule 12-5 and to the order of the Senate of November 7, 2017, membership of the committee was amended as follows:

The Honourable Senator Mercer replaced the Honourable Senator Dawson (May 31, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Gold replaced the Honourable Senator Verner, P.C. (May 31, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Boniface replaced the Honourable Senator Lankin, P.C. (May 31, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Dawson replaced the Honourable Senator Jaffer (May 31, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Lankin, P.C., replaced the Honourable Senator Boniface (May 30, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Verner, P.C., replaced the Honourable Senator Gold (May 29, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Pate replaced the Honourable Senator Sinclair (May 29, 2018).

The Honourable Senator McInnis replaced the Honourable Senator McIntyre (May 29, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Boniface replaced the Honourable Senator Pate (May 24, 2018).