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OTTAWA, Monday, May 1, 2023


Pursuant to the orders of the Senate of February 10, 2022 and February 1, 2023 and the order of the House of Commons of November 25, 2021, the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations met this day in room W120, 1 Wellington Street., and with videoconference, at 11:06 a.m., the joint chairs, the Honourable Yuen Pau Woo and Dan Albas, presiding. 

Representing the Senate: The Honourable Senators Dalphond, Dean and Woo (3).

Representing the House of Commons: Dan Albas, Dean Allison, Élisabeth Brière, Scot Davidson, Jean-Denis Garon, Randall Garrison, Len Webber and Sameer Zuberi (8).

Representing the House of Commons by videoconference: Jenica Atwin, Shaun Chen and Taleeb Noormohamed (3).

Participating in the meeting: Christine Holke, Joint Clerk of the Committee, House of Commons; Elda Donnelly, Administrative Assistant, Senate of Canada; Tanya Dupuis, General Counsel and Shawn Abel, Geoffrey Hilton and Geneviève Lévesque, counsels, Library of Parliament.

The committee proceeded to consider its 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.

In the matter of SOR/94-276, Canadian Forces Superannuation Regulations, amendment (reviewed by the committee on June 11, 1998, April 5, 2001, May 31, 2007, March 3, 2011, March 1, 2012, November 21, 2013, December 8, 2016, May 16, 2022 and February 13, 2023), it was agreed that a notice of disallowance be sent to the Minister of National Defence.

Mr. Zuberi moved that the committee proceed in camera to discuss a draft report.

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

At 11:47 a.m., the committee suspended.

At 11:51 a.m., pursuant to rule 12-16(1)(d), the committee resumed in camera to consider a draft report.

At 12:12 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the joint chairs.


Sara Gajic

Joint Clerk of the Committee