THE COMMITTEE OF SELECTION

MINUTES


OTTAWA, Tuesday, December 5, 2017
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[English]

The Committee of Selection met this day at 8:15 a.m., in room 172-E, Centre Block, the chair, the Honourable Donald Neil Plett, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Frum, Martin, McPhedran, Mercer, Omidvar, Plett, Tkachuk, Wallin and Woo (9).

Also present: The official reporters of the Senate.

Pursuant to rule 12-2(2) of the Rules of the Senate, the committee proceeded with nomination of senators to serve on committees.

The chair made an opening statement.

The committee proceeded with nomination of senators to serve on the Standing Joint Committee on the Library of Parliament.

The Honourable Senator Woo proposed that the Honourable Senators Duffy and Forest be nominated to the Standing Joint Committee on the Library of Parliament;

The Honourable Senator Mercer proposed that the Honourable Senator Mercer be nominated to the Standing Joint Committee on the Library of Parliament;

The Honourable Senator Plett proposed that the Honourable Senators Eaton and McInnis be nominated to the Standing Joint Committee on the Library of Parliament;

The Honourable Senator Tkachuk moved that the nominations be adopted. The question being put on the motion, it was adopted.

The committee proceeded with nomination of senators to serve on the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations.

The Honourable Senator Woo proposed that the Honourable Senators Duffy and Woo be nominated to the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations;

The Honourable Senator Plett proposed that the Honourable Senators Stewart Olsen and Unger be nominated to the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations;

The Honourable Senator Mercer proposed that the Honourable Senator Day be nominated to the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations;

The Honourable Senator Martin moved that the nominations be adopted. The question being put on the motion, it was adopted.

The committee proceeded with nomination of senators to serve on the Special Senate Committee on the Arctic.

The Honourable Senator Omidvar proposed that the Honourable Senators Bovey, Pate, McPhedran and Galvez be nominated to the Special Senate Committee on the Arctic;

The Honourable Senator Plett proposed that the Honourable Senators Eaton, Neufeld, Oh and Patterson be nominated to the Special Senate Committee on the Arctic;

The Honourable Senator Mercer proposed that the Honourable Senators Watt and Dyck be nominated to the Special Senate Committee on the Arctic;

The Honourable Senator Frum moved that the nominations be adopted.

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

The committee proceeded to a discussion of chapter 4:3.2 of the Senate Administrative Rules, concerning the delegation of the responsibility for allocation of senators’ office space to the Committee of Selection.

The Honourable Senator McPhedran moved that the authority to allocate office space be delegated to the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure.

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

It was agreed:

That the chair be authorized to present the report in the Senate, at the earliest opportunity.

At 8:46 a.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.

ATTEST:

Blair Armitage
Clerk of the Committee

 

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