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THE STANDING SENATE COMMITTEE ON LEGAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL AFFAIRS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS


OTTAWA, Wednesday, December 15, 2021
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[English]

Pursuant to the order of the Senate of November 25, 2021, the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional and Affairs met this day in room C128, Senate of Canada Building and with videoconference at 4:16 p.m. ET, the chair, the Honourable Mobina S. B. Jaffer, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Boisvenu, Cotter, Dalphond and White (4).

Members of the committee present by videoconference: The Honourable Senators Carignan, P.C., Clement, Dawson, Dupuis, Jaffer, Pate and Wetston (7).

Participating in the meeting: Ferda Simpson, Procedural Clerk, Committees Directorate; Julian Walker and Michaela Keenan-Pelletier, analysts, Library of Parliament.

Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Thursday, December 9, 2021, the committee began its consideration of Bill S-207, An Act to change the name of the electoral district of Châteauguay—Lacolle.

WITNESS:

The Honourable Senator Pierre J. Dalphond, sponsor of the bill.

The Honourable Senator Dalphond made a statement and answered questions.

It was agreed that the committee proceed to clause-by-clause consideration of Bill S-207.

It was agreed that the title stand postponed.

It was agreed that clause 1 carry.

It was agreed that clause 2 carry.

It was agreed that the title carry.

It was agreed that the bill carry.

It was agreed that the chair report Bill S-207 without amendment to the Senate, at the earliest opportunity.

At 4:44 p.m., the committee suspended.

At 4:46 p.m., pursuant to rule 12-16(1)(d), the committee resumed in camera to discuss a draft report.

Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Thursday, December 2, 2021, the committee continued its examination of the subject matter of clauses 1 to 5 contained in Bill C-3, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Canada Labour Code.

It was agreed that senators’ staff be permitted to remain in the room or be present by videoconference during the in camera portion of the meeting.

It was agreed that the committee allow the transcription of the in camera portion of today's meeting, that one copy be kept with the clerk of the committee for consultation by committee members and/or staff, 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 Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure 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 be authorized to table the report in the Senate, at the earliest opportunity.

At 5:40 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.

ATTEST:

Mark Palmer

Clerk of the Committe