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Meeting No. 40

Wednesday, March 29, 2000

The Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights met at 3:36 p.m. this day, in Room 308, West Block, the Chair, Andy Scott, presiding.

Members of the Committee present: Michel Bellehumeur, Carolyn Bennett, Chuck Cadman, Paul DeVillers, Ivan Grose, Peter MacKay, John McKay, Jacques Saada and Andy Scott.

Acting Member present: Gary Pillitteri for John Maloney.

In attendance: From the Library of Parliament: Philip Rosen, Senior Analyst.

Appearing: From the Department of Justice: The Hon. Anne McLellan, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada.

Witnesses: From the Department of Justice: Richard G. Mosley, Assistant Deputy Minister, Criminal Law Policy and Community Justice; Lisette Lafontaine, Senior Counsel, Youth Justice; Catherine Latimer, Senior Counsel/Director, Youth Justice.

Pursuant to its Order of Reference of Tuesday, November 23, 1999, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-3, An Act in respect of criminal justice for young persons and to amend and repeal other Acts (See Minutes of Proceedings, Tuesday, November 30, 1999 , Meeting No. 5).

The Minister made an opening statement and with the other witnesses answered questions.

At 5:30 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Roger Préfontaine

Clerk of the Committee