Refine by MP, party, committee, province, or result type.

Results 1-15 of 78
Sorted by relevance | Sort by date: newest first / oldest first

Procedure and House Affairs committee  The 21 days is available to everyone for any reason, so it could be used for that.

June 6th, 2019Committee meeting

Philippe Dufresne

June 6th, 2019Committee meeting

Philippe Dufresne

Procedure and House Affairs committee  Sure. We've considered the provincial legislatures. Some of them will make no deductions to the allowance of members. In those cases, any absence does not result in a deduction. Others will have categories that are open-ended, like leave of the speaker, notice to the speaker, or

June 6th, 2019Committee meeting

Philippe Dufresne

Procedure and House Affairs committee  It's a system in a temporary standing order that the U.K. House has put in place. As indicated in the letter from PROC, this is something that this committee may wish to consider in a subsequent report.

June 6th, 2019Committee meeting

Philippe Dufresne

Procedure and House Affairs committee  Well, that's the proposal that was put to the board in an attempt to meet the intent of section 59.1 of the Parliament of Canada Act and also the recommendation from this committee. In my view, it's something that would achieve that objective.

June 6th, 2019Committee meeting

Philippe Dufresne

Procedure and House Affairs committee  Yes, you do. The act talks about the House making a regulation by rule or order, and so the power really lies with the House. What is being asked of this committee is to report to the House with a recommendation that the House could consider. It's not something that BOIE would

June 6th, 2019Committee meeting

Philippe Dufresne

Procedure and House Affairs committee  This is a bit of a unique situation. This is really regulation made by the House on the authority in the Parliament of Canada Act, but in the exercise of its privileges in order to govern the presence of its members in the House.

June 6th, 2019Committee meeting

Philippe Dufresne

Procedure and House Affairs committee  In my view, the Governor in Council does not have a role in this, because it would be looking at the manner in which the House is organizing and accepting the presence of its members in its proceedings. It's really at the heart of the proceedings of the House and the conduct of t

June 6th, 2019Committee meeting

Philippe Dufresne

Procedure and House Affairs committee  I'm mentioning the fact that sometimes we talk about this in the sense of parental leave. I believe in some of the previous reports the word “leave” might have been used as well as the justification. When we looked at this and the board looked at this it's not seen as a leave si

June 6th, 2019Committee meeting

Philippe Dufresne

Procedure and House Affairs committee  We have the listed exceptions in the act. They are the three that I've highlighted. The other one I did not mention is if the House has been adjourned that day. There's no concern about not having been there. That, to me, is one that is perhaps implicit. The three that are consid

June 6th, 2019Committee meeting

Philippe Dufresne

Procedure and House Affairs committee  That's not defined. It would be raised by the member looking at their circumstances. There's certainly an understanding that members do many things outside the chamber that are part of their public or official business, such as attending events, following up on matters outside th

June 6th, 2019Committee meeting

Philippe Dufresne

Procedure and House Affairs committee  It would be for the member to say that they were absent and this was public or official business, that they were following up on matters in their constituency. There is, obviously, an expectation that members will try to organize their affairs so as to be able to be in the Hous

June 6th, 2019Committee meeting

Philippe Dufresne

June 6th, 2019Committee meeting

Philippe Dufresne

Procedure and House Affairs committee  In the initial PROC report—this was prior to the amendment of the act—there was a recommendation that if this happened, the House administration could be consulted on that. Then more recently there was an express request made in PROC for the House administration to look into this

June 6th, 2019Committee meeting

Philippe Dufresne

Procedure and House Affairs committee  I wouldn't have that information.

June 6th, 2019Committee meeting

Philippe Dufresne