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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.

A recording is available from Parliament.

On the agenda

MPs speaking

Also speaking

Clerk of the Committee  Mr. Pierre Rodrigue

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 Liberal 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 Liberal 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 Conservative 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 Conservative Yellowhead, AB

I would nominate Art Hanger.

1:15 p.m.

Conservative

The Chair Conservative Dean Allison

Thank you very much.

Mr. Hanger, go ahead.

1:15 p.m.

Conservative

Art Hanger Conservative Calgary Northeast, AB

I'll nominate Mr. Merrifield.

1:15 p.m.

Conservative

The Chair Conservative Dean Allison

Thank you very much.

Ms. Marleau is next.

1:15 p.m.

Liberal

Diane Marleau Liberal Sudbury, ON

I nominate Mr. Lee.

1:15 p.m.

Liberal

Derek Lee Liberal Scarborough—Rouge River, ON

I decline.

1:15 p.m.

Liberal

Diane Marleau Liberal Sudbury, ON

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

1:15 p.m.

Conservative

The Chair Conservative Dean Allison

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

Ms. Ratansi, go ahead.

1:15 p.m.

Liberal

Yasmin Ratansi Liberal Don Valley East, ON

I'd like to nominate Madame Marleau.

1:15 p.m.

Conservative

The Chair Conservative Dean Allison

Okay, I have Madame Marleau.

Mr. Bezan is next.

1:15 p.m.

Conservative

James Bezan Conservative Selkirk—Interlake, MB

I nominate Mr. Tweed.

1:15 p.m.

Conservative

The Chair Conservative Dean Allison

Mr. Tweed is nominated.

Okay, I will give you the list, if we could move the list.

So Mr. Lee, that includes myself, Ms. Ratansi, Mr. Hanger, Mr. Merrifield, Mr. Szabo, Madame Marleau, and Mr. Tweed.

Mr. Lee, you'll move that?

1:15 p.m.

Liberal

Derek Lee Liberal Scarborough—Rouge River, ON

I so move.

(Motion agreed to)

1:15 p.m.

Conservative

The Chair Conservative Dean Allison

We'll move along then to our routine motions. Hopefully the routine motions will be a little easier to go through on this committee than they have been on other committees. We'll give it a shot and see how we make out.

Number four is working meals: that the clerk of the committee be authorized to make the necessary arrangements to provide working meals for the committee and the subcommittees.

Do I have a mover?

1:15 p.m.

Conservative

Rob Anders Conservative Calgary West, AB

I so move.

1:15 p.m.

Conservative

The Chair Conservative Dean Allison

Is there any discussion on that?

Mr. Breitkreuz, go ahead.

1:15 p.m.

Conservative

Garry Breitkreuz Conservative Yorkton—Melville, SK

I second it.

1:15 p.m.

Conservative

The Chair Conservative Dean Allison

If there is no other discussion, I'll just ask for the vote.

(Motion agreed to)

1:15 p.m.

Conservative

The Chair Conservative Dean Allison

We will now look at number five, which pertains to the services of the analysts from the Library of Parliament: that the committee retain, as needed and at the discretion of the chair, the services of one or more analysts from the Library of Parliament to assist it in its work.