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Evidence of meeting #1 for Liaison in the 40th Parliament, 3rd Session. (The original version is on Parliament’s site, as are the minutes.) The winning word was hear.

A recording is available from Parliament.

On the agenda

MPs speaking

Also speaking

Clerk of the Committee  Mr. André Gagnon

1:10 p.m.

The Clerk of the Committee Mr. André Gagnon

Good afternoon.

We have quorum.

Since there is something on your agenda at two o'clock today, we should probably now proceed to the election of the chair. Under Standing Order 97, we will proceed with that right away.

Monsieur Blaney.

1:10 p.m.

Conservative

Steven Blaney Conservative Lévis—Bellechasse, QC

Mr. Chair, I nominate Mr. Dean Allison.

1:10 p.m.

The Clerk

Mr. Blaney has nominated Mr. Allison for the position of chair.

Are there any other motions?

(Motion agreed to)

I declare Mr. Allison duly elected chair of the Liaison Committee.

1:10 p.m.

Some hon. members

Hear, hear!

1:10 p.m.

The Clerk

We shall now proceed to the election of the vice-chair. We are now open for motions.

Mr. Szabo.

1:10 p.m.

Liberal

Paul Szabo Liberal Mississauga South, ON

I'd like to propose Mr. Shawn Murphy.

1:10 p.m.

The Clerk

Mr. Szabo proposes Shawn Murphy as vice-chair of the Liaison Committee.

Are there any other motions?

(Motion agreed to)

1:10 p.m.

Some hon. members

Hear, hear!

1:10 p.m.

The Clerk

Mr. Murphy is elected vice-chair of the committee.

I invite Mr. Allison to take the chair.

1:10 p.m.

Conservative

The Chair Conservative Dean Allison

Just before we get started, we have a new member of our committee. I want to welcome Candice Hoeppner. It's nice to have you here.

1:10 p.m.

Some hon. members

Hear, hear!

1:10 p.m.

Conservative

The Chair Conservative Dean Allison

Now as we proceed down our agenda we're going to look at the subcommittee and committee budgets. What we're proposing is that we add the five names to that list. So what I'll do now is take nominations from the floor for the subcommittee on committee budgets.

Mr. Miller.

1:10 p.m.

Conservative

Larry Miller Conservative Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound, ON

I nominate Merv Tweed.

1:10 p.m.

Conservative

The Chair Conservative Dean Allison

Thank you very much.

Mr. Sweet.

1:10 p.m.

Conservative

David Sweet Conservative Ancaster—Dundas—Flamborough—Westdale, ON

I nominate James Bezan.

1:10 p.m.

Conservative

The Chair Conservative Dean Allison

Mr. Richardson.

1:10 p.m.

Conservative

Lee Richardson Conservative Calgary Centre, AB

I nominate Larry Miller.

1:10 p.m.

Conservative

The Chair Conservative Dean Allison

Okay.

1:10 p.m.

Liberal

Shawn Murphy Liberal Charlottetown, PE

I nominate Paul Szabo.

1:10 p.m.

Conservative

The Chair Conservative Dean Allison

Mr. Tweed.

1:10 p.m.

Conservative

Merv Tweed Conservative Brandon—Souris, MB

I nominate Joe Preston.

1:10 p.m.

Conservative

Garry Breitkreuz Conservative Yorkton—Melville, SK

I move that nominations cease.

1:10 p.m.

Conservative

The Chair Conservative Dean Allison

Thanks, Mr. Breitkreuz.

All right. Do we have five?

I just want to congratulate Mr. Tweed, Mr. Bezan, Mr. Miller, Mr. Szabo, and Mr. Preston for being on the subcommittee on committee budgets.

Let's move along on our agenda to number 4, working meals:

That the Clerk of the Committee be authorized to make the necessary arrangements to provide working meals to the Committee and its subcommittees.

May I have someone move that, please?

So moved by Mr. Preston.

Is there any discussion on that?

(Motion agreed to)

Thanks.

And then to number 5, 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 in its work.

So moved by Mr. Miller.

Is there any discussion?

(Motion agreed to)

Thank you very much.

We're going to go in camera right now. We're going to look at some budget requests.

[Proceedings continue in camera]