Evidence of meeting #1 for Liaison in the 39th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament’s site, as are the minutes.) The winning word was nominate.

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1:15 p.m.

The Clerk of the Committee Mr. Pierre Rodrigue

I see a quorum. We can now proceed to the election of the chair. I'm ready to receive motions to that effect.

1:15 p.m.

Liberal

Derek Lee Scarborough—Rouge River, ON

I nominate Mr. Allison.

1:15 p.m.

The Clerk

Mr. Lee moves that Mr. Allison be named chair of the committee.

(Motion agreed to)

I declare Mr. Allison the duly elected chair of the committee.

The second item on the agenda is to elect a vice-chair of the Liaison Committee.

Are there any motions to that effect?

1:15 p.m.

Liberal

Derek Lee Scarborough—Rouge River, ON

I nominate Yasmin Ratansi to be vice-chair.

1:15 p.m.

The Clerk

Mr. Lee moves that Ms. Ratansi be elected vice-chair of the committee.

Are there other motions to that effect?

Is it the pleasure of the committee to adopt the motion?

(Motion agreed to)

I invite Mr. Allison to take the chair.

1:15 p.m.

Conservative

The Chair Dean Allison

I'll ask everyone to pull out their agendas. We're now at number three on the subcommittee on committee budgets. If you'll notice there, we need to come up with a list of seven names altogether that will sit on the budgetary subcommittee.

The way it's been explained to me--we've done this in the past--it's been four Conservatives and three Liberals.

What we have now is myself as the chair and Ms. Ratansi as the vice-chair. So we'll need to elect an additional five members, of which three will be Conservative and two will be Liberal. So let's move ahead with nominations.

Mr. Merrifield, go ahead.

1:15 p.m.

Conservative

Rob Merrifield Yellowhead, AB

I would nominate Art Hanger.

1:15 p.m.

Conservative

The Chair Dean Allison

Thank you very much.

Mr. Hanger, go ahead.

1:15 p.m.

Conservative

Art Hanger Calgary Northeast, AB

I'll nominate Mr. Merrifield.

1:15 p.m.

Conservative

The Chair Dean Allison

Thank you very much.

Ms. Marleau is next.

1:15 p.m.

Liberal

Diane Marleau Sudbury, ON

I nominate Mr. Lee.

1:15 p.m.

Liberal

Derek Lee Scarborough—Rouge River, ON

I decline.

1:15 p.m.

Liberal

Diane Marleau Sudbury, ON

Mr. Szabo's not here. We'll nominate him.

1:15 p.m.

Conservative

The Chair Dean Allison

It serves him right for leaving the room. There you go.

Ms. Ratansi, go ahead.

1:15 p.m.

Liberal

Yasmin Ratansi Don Valley East, ON

I'd like to nominate Madame Marleau.