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Proceedings of the Standing Joint Committee for the 
Scrutiny of Regulations

Issue No. 32 - Minutes of Proceedings - March 22, 2018

OTTAWA, Thursday, March 22, 2018


The Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations met this day, at 8:31 a.m., in room 256-S, Centre Block, the joint chair, Harold Albrecht, presiding.

Representing the Senate: The Honourable Senators Stewart Olsen and Woo (2).

Representing the House: Harold Albrecht, Vance Badawey, Bob Benzen, Nicola Di Iorio, Kerry Diotte, Pierre-Luc Dusseault, Doug Eyolfson, Colin Fraser, Fayçal El-Khoury, Churence Rogers, Francis Scarpaleggia and Bev Shipley (12).

Also present: Christine Holke, Joint Clerk of the Committee (House of Commons), Evelyne Borkowski-Parent, Senior Legal Counsel, Cynthia Kirkby, Counsel, and Shawn Abel, Counsel, Parliamentary Information and Research Service, Library of Parliament.

In attendance: The official reporters of the Senate.

The committee continued its review in accordance with the permanent order of reference as set out in section 19 of the Statutory Instruments Act, R.S.C., 1985, c. S-22, which provides for the following:

Every statutory instrument issued, made or established after December 31, 1971, other than an instrument the inspection of which and the obtaining of copies of which are precluded by any regulations made pursuant to paragraph 20(d), shall stand permanently referred to any Committee of the House of Commons, of the Senate or of both Houses of Parliament that may be established for the purpose of reviewing and scrutinizing statutory instruments.


The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness.


Canada Border Services Agency

Charles Slowey, Acting Associate Vice-President, Programs Branch;

Tara-Marie Andronek, Counsel, Legal Services, Justice.

On SOR/2005-383 — Regulations Amending the Accounting for Imported Goods and Payment of Duties Regulations.

Minister Goodale made a statement and, together with Mr. Slowey, answered questions.

At 9 a.m., the committee suspended.

At 9:04 a.m., the committee resumed.

The committee considered a draft budget.

Mr. Dussault proposed:

That the following budget, in the amount of $7,500, be approved:

TOTAL Senate House of Commons
Professional and Other Services $2,000 $600 $1,400
Transport and Communications $2,500 $750 $1,750
Miscellaneous $3,000 $900 $2,100
Total $7,500 $2,250 $5,250

The question being put on the motion, it was adopted.

On SOR/2007-229 — Regulations Amending the Canadian Aviation Regulations (Part IV), it was agreed that counsel to the Committee would review the file at a later date and inform the Committee of the action taken.

On the draft Cabinet Directive on Regulation (SF2017-2), it was agreed that counsel to the Committee would write to the Statutory Instruments Officer of the Department of Transport with respect to certain observations made by the Committee.

At 9:22 a.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.


François Michaud
Joint Clerk of the Committee