The Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics met at 3:35 p.m. this day, in Room 308, West Block, the Chair, Paul Szabo, presiding.
Members of the Committee present: Kelly Block, Bob Dechert, Earl Dreeshen, Bill Siksay, Michelle Simson, Paul Szabo and Borys Wrzesnewskyj.
Acting Members present: Josée Beaudin for Ève-Mary Thaï Thi Lac, Paul Calandra for Russ Hiebert, Marc Lemay for Carole Freeman and Bev Shipley for Pierre Poilievre.
Other Members present: Josée Beaudin and Marc Lemay.
In attendance: Library of Parliament: Alysia Davies, Analyst; Élise Hurtubise-Loranger, Analyst.
Witnesses: As individuals: Michel Drapeau, Professor, University of Ottawa; Marc-Aurèle Racicot, Lawyer. Democracy Watch: Duff Conacher, Coordinator.
It was agreed, — That the proposed budget in the amount of $10,150 for the period of 2009 to 2010 for the study on Access to Information reform, be adopted.
The witnesses made statements and answered questions.
At 5:32 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.
Jacques MaziadeClerk of the Committee