Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Banking, Trade and Commerce

Issue No. 46 - Minutes of Proceedings - October 18, 2018 (in camera)

OTTAWA, Thursday, October 18, 2018


The Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce met in camera this day at 10:32 a.m., in room 9, Victoria Building.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Campbell, Dagenais, Deacon (Nova Scotia), Tkachuk, Wallin and Wetston (6).

In attendance: Brett Stuckey and Adriane Yong, Analysts, Parliamentary Information and Research Services, Library of Parliament; Stav Nitka, Communications Officer, Senate Communications Directorate.

Also present: The official reporters of the Senate.

The clerk informed the committee of the unavoidable absences of the chair and deputy chair and presided over the election of an acting chair.

The Honourable Senator Tkachuk moved:

That the Honourable Senator Wallin be the acting chair.

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

The acting chair took the chair.

Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, the committee continued its study on issues and concerns pertaining to cyber security and cyber fraud. (For the complete text of the order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 26.)

Pursuant to rule 12-16(1)(d), the committee considered a draft report.

The chair made a statement.

It was agreed that the committee allow the transcription of the in camera portion of the meeting, that one copy be kept in the office of the clerk of the committee for consultation by committee members present and/or by the committee analysts, and that the transcript be destroyed by the clerk when authorized to do so by the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure, but no later than at the end of this parliamentary session.

It was agreed that the draft report, as amended, be adopted; and that the chair and deputy chair be empowered to approve the final version of the report, taking into consideration this meeting's discussions, and with any necessary editorial, grammatical and translation changes required.

It was agreed that the chair and deputy chair be empowered to approve any executive summary or highlights document and related communications products as a part of the report.

It was agreed that the chair seek permission in the Senate, at the earliest opportunity, to deposit a report with the Clerk of the Senate if the Senate is not then sitting.

It was agreed that the chair and deputy chair be empowered to make decisions on behalf of the committee to publicize the report with the support of the Senate Communications Directorate, including determining the appropriate timing for tabling the report.

At 11:33 a.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.


Lynn Gordon
Clerk of the Committee