A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings and Evidence of the Special Committee to Study the Proposed Companion Resolution to the Meech Lake Accord (Issues Nos. I to 20 and 21 which includes this Report) is tabled.

Respectfully submitted.




The Honourable Jean Charest, M.P. Chairman.

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

TUESDAY, MAY 8, 1990

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The Special Committee to Study the Proposed Companion Resolution to the Meech Lake Accord met in camera at 9:00 o'clock a.m. this day, in Room 200 of the Conference Centre in Ottawa, the Chairman, Jean Charest, presiding.

Members of the Committee present: J.W. Bud Bird, Ethel Blondin, Pauline Browes, Jean Charest, Gabriel Desjardins, Dorothy Dobbie, Robert Kaplan, David MacDonald, Arnold Malone, Shirley Maheu, Lorne Nystrom, André Plourde, Ross Reid, Svend Robinson, Bill Rompkey.

In attendance: From the Library of Parliament: Jacques Rousseau, Research Officer. Gary Levy, Private Consultant.

The Committee resumed consideration of its Order of Reference dated March 27, 1990, relating to the Study of the Proposed Companion Resolution to the Meech Lake Accord (see Minutes of Proceedings, Tuesday, April 3, 1990, Issue No. 1).

The Committee proceeded to the consideration of a draft report.

At 12:00 o'clock p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 1:30 o'clock p.m., the sitting resumed.

At 5:20 o'clock p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 1990

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The Special Committee to Study the Proposed Companion Resolution to the Meech Lake Accord met in camera at 1:45 o'clock p.m. this day, in Room 200 of the Conference Centre in Ottawa, the Chairman, Jean Charest, presiding.

Members of the Committee present: J.W. Bud Bird, Ethel Blondin, Pauline Browes, Jean Charest, Gabriel Desjardins, Dorothy Dobbie, Robert Kaplan, David MacDonald, Arnold Malone, Lorne Nystrom, André Ouellet, André Plourde, Ross Reid, Svend Robinson, Bill Rompkey.

In attendance: From the Library of Parliament: Jacques Rousseau, Research Officer. Gary Levy, Private Consultant.

The Committee resumed consideration of its Order of Reference dated March 27, 1990, relating to the Study of the Proposed Companion Resolution to the Meech Lake Accord (see Minutes of Proceedings, Tuesday, April 3, 1990, Issue No. 1).

The Committee resumed consideration of its draft report.

At 6:48 o'clock p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 7:30 o'clock p.m., the sitting resumed.

At 8:48 o'clock p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

THURSDAY, MAY 10, 1990

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The Special Committee to Study the Proposed Companion Resolution to the Meech Lake Accord met in camera at 2:35 o'clock p.m. this day, in Room 200 of the Conference Centre in Ottawa, the Chairman, Jean Charest, presiding.

Members of the Committee present: J.W. Bud Bird, Ethel Blondin, Pauline Browes, Jean Charest, Dorothy Dobbie, Jim Edwards, Robert Kaplan, David MacDonald, Arnold Malone, Lorne Nystrom, André Ouellet, André Plourde, Ross Reid, Svend Robinson, Bill Rompkey.

In attendance: From the Library of Parliament: Jacques Rousseau, Research Officer. Gary Levy, Private Consultant.

The Committee resumed consideration of its Order of Reference dated March 27, 1990, relating to the Study of the Proposed Companion Resolution to the Meech Lake Accord (see Minutes of Proceedings, Tuesday, April 3, 1990, Issue No. 1).

The Committee resumed consideration of its draft report.

At 3:35 o'clock p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 9:30 o'clock p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

FRIDAY, MAY 11, 1990

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The Special Committee to Study the Proposed Companion Resolution to the Meech Lake Accord met in camera at 2:15 o'clock p.m. this day, in Room 200 of the Conference Centre in Ottawa, the Chairman, Jean Charest, presiding.

Members of the Committee present: Pauline Browes, Jean Charest, Gabriel Desjardins, Dorothy Dobbie, Jim Edwards, Robert Kaplan, David MacDonald, Arnold Malone, Lorne Nystrom, André Ouellet, André Plourde, Ross Reid.

In attendance: From the Library of Parliament: Jacques Rousseau, Research Officer. Gary Levy, Private Consultant.

The Committee resumed consideration of its Order of Reference dated March 27, 1990, relating to the Study of the Proposed Companion Resolution to the Meech Lake Accord (see Minutes of Proceedings, Tuesday, April 3, 1990, Issue No. 1).

The Committee resumed consideration of its draft report.

At 6:10 o'clock p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

SATURDAY, MAY 12, 1990

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The Special Committee to Study the Proposed Companion Resolution to the Meech Lake Accord met in camera at 9:40 o'clock a.m. this day, in Room 536, Wellington Building, the Chairman, Jean Charest, presiding.

Members of the Committee present: Pauline Browes, Jean Charest, Gabriel Desjardins, Dorothy Dobbie, Robert Kaplan, David MacDonald, Arnold Malone, Lorne Nystrom, André Ouellet, André Plourde, Ross Reid.

In attendance: From the Library of Parliament: Jacques Rousseau, Research Officer. Gary Levy, Private Consultant.

The Committee resumed consideration of its Order of Reference dated March 27, 1990, relating to the Study of the Proposed Companion Resolution to the Meech Lake Accord (see Minutes of Proceedings, Tuesday, April 3, 1990, Issue No. 1).

The Committee resumed consideration of its draft report.

At 1:10 o'clock p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

MONDAY, MAY 14,1990

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The Special Committee to Study the Proposed Companion Resolution to the Meech Lake Accord met in camera at 10:20 o'clock p.m. this day, in Room 536, Wellington Building, the Chairman, Jean Charest, presiding.

Members of the Committee present: J.W. Bud Bird, Ethel Blondin, Pauline Browes, Jean Charest, Gabriel Desjardins, Dorothy Dobbie, Robert Kaplan, David MacDonald, Arnold Malone, Lorne Nystrom, André Ouellet, André Plourde, Ross Reid, Svend Robinson, William Rompkey.

In attendance: From the Library of Parliament: Jacques Rousseau, Research Officer. Gary Levy, Private Consultant.

The Committee resumed consideration of its Order of Reference dated March 27, 1990, relating to the Study of the Proposed Companion Resolution to the Meech Lake Accord (see Minutes of Proceedings, Tuesday, April 3, 1990, Issue No. 1).

The Committee resumed consideration of its draft report.

At 11:30 o'clock p.m., the meeting was suspended.

At 12:05 o'clock a.m., the sitting resumed.

At 3:15 o'clock a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

TUESDAY, MAY 15, 1990

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The Special Committee to Study the Proposed Companion Resolution to the Meech Lake Accord met in camera at 2:45 o'clock p.m. this day, in Room 536, Wellington Building, the Chairman, Jean Charest, presiding.

Members of the Committee present: J.W. Bud Bird, Ethel Blondin, Pauline Browes, Jean Charest, Gabriel Desjardins, Dorothy Dobbie, Robert Kaplan, David MacDonald, Arnold Malone, Lorne Nystrom, André Ouellet, André Plourde, Ross Reid, Svend Robinson, William Rompkey.

In attendance: From the Library of Parliament: Jacques Rousseau, Research Officer. Gary Levy, Private Consultant.

The Committee resumed consideration of its Order of Reference dated March 27, 1990, relating to the Study of the Proposed Companion Resolution to the Meech Lake Accord (see Minutes of Proceedings, Tuesday, April 3, 1990, Issue No. 1).

The Committee resumed consideration of its draft report.

It was agreed,--That the Draft Report, as amended, be adopted as the Committee's Report to the House.

It was agreed,--That the Chairman be authorized to make such typographical and editorial changes as may be necessary without changing the substance of the Draft Report.

It was agreed,--That the Chairman be instructed to present the Committee's Report to the House in both official languages.

It was agreed,--That the Committee print an additional 6,000 copies of Issue No. 21, which includes the Report to the House.

It was agreed,--That all Members wishing to sign the Report of the Special Committee on the Proposed Companion Resolution to the Meech Lake Accord may do so before 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 16, 1990.

At 4:30 o'clock p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair

Jacques Lahaie

François Prégent

Clerks of the Committee


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