THE COMMITTEE OF SELECTION

MINUTES


OTTAWA, Tuesday, June 7, 2016
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[English]

The Committee of Selection met this day at 4 p.m., in room 356-S, Centre Block, the chair, the Honourable Donald Neil Plett, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Bellemare, Fraser, Frum, Marshall, Martin, Munson, Plett, Tardif and Wells (9).

Other senators present: The Honourable Senators McCoy and Omidvar (2).

Also present: The official reporters of the Senate.

The chair made a statement.

The Honourable Senator Plett moved that:

Pursuant to rule 12-2(4)(b) of the Rules of the Senate, your committee recommends a change of membership to the following committees:

Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples

That the Honourable Senator Sinclair replace the Honourable Senator Sibbeston as a member of the committee and that the Honourable Senator Meredith be added as a member of the committee.

Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry

That the Honourable Senators Gagné and Pratte be added as members of the committee.

Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce

That the Honourable Senator Cowan be added as a member of the committee.

Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources

That the Honourable Senator Fraser be added as a member of the committee.

Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans

That the Honourable Senators Sinclair and Wallace be added as members of the committee.

Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade

That the Honourable Senator Cools be added as a member of the committee.

The question being put on the motion, it was agreed.

The Honourable Senator Munson moved that:

Pursuant to rule 12-2(4)(b) of the Rules of the Senate, your committee recommends a change of membership to the following committees:

Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights

That the Honourable Senators Gagné and Omidvar be added as members of the committee.

Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration

That the Honourable Senator Wallace be added as a member of the committee.

Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs

That the Honourable Senator Sinclair be added as a member of the committee.

Standing Senate Committee on National Finance

That the Honourable Senators Cools and Pratte be added as members of the committee.

Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence

That the Honourable Senators Meredith and McCoy be added as members of the committee.

The question being put on the motion, it was agreed.

The Honourable Senator Wells moved that:

Pursuant to rule 12-2(4)(b) of the Rules of the Senate, your committee recommends a change of membership to the following committees:

Standing Senate Committee on Official Languages

That the Honourable Senator Gagné be added as a member of the committee.

Standing Committee on Rules, Procedures and the Rights of Parliament

That the Honourable Senator Wallace replace the Honourable Senator Cools as a member of the committee and that the Honourable Senator Lankin, P.C., be added as a member of the committee.

Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations

That the Honourable Senator Omidvar be added as a member of the committee.

That the Honourable Senator McCoy be removed as a member of the committee.

Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology

That the Honourable Senator Petitclerc be added as a member of the committee.

Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications

That the Honourable Senator McCoy be added as a member of the committee.

The question being put on the motion, it was agreed.

The Honourable Senator Wells moved that:

Notwithstanding the motion adopted by the Senate on December 11, 2015, and pursuant to rule 12-2(4)(b) of the Rules of the Senate, the Honourable Senator Tkachuk replace the Honourable Senator Bellemare as a member of the Special Committee on Senate Modernization.

A point of order was raised concerning the acceptability of the Selection Committee changing membership on the Special Committee on Senate Modernization. Citing rule 12-2(4)(b), and the public letter of April 18, 2016, the chair ruled that the point of order was unfounded.

The question being put on the motion, it was agreed.

The Honourable Senator Plett moved that the report of the Committee of Selection be adopted, subject to the necessary membership changes being made, by 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8, 2016.

The question being put on the motion, it was agreed.

The Honourable Senator Plett moved that the chair present this report to the Senate at the next available opportunity, once the necessary membership changes have been made by the Whips.

The question being put on the motion, it was agreed.

At 4:47 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.

Attest:

Blair Armitage

Clerk of the Committee

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