MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Meeting No. 22
TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 1998
The Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs met at 11:13 a.m., this day, in Room 112-N (Centre Block), Peter Adams (Chair) presiding.
Members of the Committee present: Peter Adams, Stéphane Bergeron, Marlene Catterall, Yvon Charbonneau, Madeleine Dalphond-Guiral, Ken Epp, Mac Harb, André Harvey, Carolyn Parrish, John Richardson, Chuck Strahl and Randy White.
Acting Members present: Sue Whelan for George Baker; Joe Comuzzi for Mac Harb, Marlene Jennings for Bob Kilger.
In attendance: From the Parliamentary Research Branch of the Library of Parliament: James Robertson, Research Officer.
Witnesses: From the Office of the Chief Electoral Officer: Jean-Pierre Kingsley, Chief Electoral Officer; Janice Vézina, Director, Election Financing; Carol Lesage, Director, Operations.
Main Estimates 1998-1999 & Report on Plans and Priorities – Chief Electoral Officer
The Order of Reference from the House of Commons dated Thursday, February 26, 1998, in relation to the Main Estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 1999, being read as follows:
That Vote 20 under PRIVY COUNCIL be referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs.
The Chair called Vote 20 under PRIVY COUNCIL.
Jean-Pierre Kingsley made a statement and, with the other witnesses, answered questions.
Chuck Strahl moved, - That, Vote 20 under PRIVY COUNCIL be reduced by $200,000.
And the question being put on the motion, it was, by a show of hands, negatived: YEAS: 3; NAYS: 5.
Vote 20 under PRIVY COUNCIL was adopted, on division.
It was agreed, on division, - That, the Chair report Vote 20 under PRIVY COUNCIL to the House.
At 12:16 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.
Clerk of the Committee