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Meeting No. 7
Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Standing Joint Committee on the Library of Parliament met at 12:00 p.m. this day, in Room C-120, 1 Wellington Street, the Joint Chair, the Hon. Percy Downe, presiding.


Members of the Committee present representing the Senate: The Honourable Senators Percy Downe, Michael L. MacDonald, Don Meredith and Terry Stratton.


Members of the Committee present representing the House of Commons: Hon. Carolyn Bennett, Rob Clarke, Royal Galipeau, Carol Hughes, Greg Kerr, James Lunney, Louis Plamondon and Alice Wong.


Acting Members from the House of Commons present: Sukh Dhaliwal for Hon. Gurbax S. Malhi, Brian Murphy for Hon. Mauril Bélanger and Christian Ouellet for Gérard Asselin.


Associate Members from the House of Commons present: LaVar Payne.


In attendance: Senate: Josée Thérien, Committee Clerk. Library of Parliament: Élise Hurtubise-Loranger, Analyst.


Witnesses: House of Lords of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Lord Allan of Hallam, Member of the House of Lords.

Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Tuesday, May 4, 2010, Standing Order 108(4)(a) of the House of Commons and the motion adopted by the Committee on Thursday, November 18, 2010, the Committee resumed its study of Parliament 2020.

Lord Allan of Hallam, by videoconference from London, United Kingdom, made a statement and answered questions.

The Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee business.

It was agreed, — That the Committee invite representatives of the Forum for Young Canadians to appear in relation to its study of Parliament 2020.


It was agreed, — That, in relation to its study on Parliament 2020, the Committee hold two more meetings in order to hear witnesses, one during its regular time slot and one on a Monday at 6:00 p.m., provided that the Senate approves of the Committee sitting outside of its timeslot.


It was agreed, — That, in relation to the study of Parliament 2020, the proposed budget in the amount of $14,000 be adopted.


At 1:26 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Paul Cardegna
Joint Clerk of the Committee

2011/04/14 1:16 p.m.