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Meeting No. 22

Tuesday, October 2, 2001

The Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights met at 4:34 p.m. this day, in Room 371, West Block, the Chair, Andy Scott, presiding.

Members of the Committee present: Michel Bellehumeur, Bill Blaikie, Chuck Cadman, Paul DeVillers, Peter MacKay, John Maloney, John McKay, Lynn Myers, Stephen Owen, Denis Paradis, Andy Scott, Kevin Sorenson, Vic Toews.

In attendance: From Committees and Legislative Services: Richard Dupuis, Legislative Clerk; From the Library of Parliament: David Goetz; Researcher; Philip Rosen, senior analyst.

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

Witnesses: From the Department of Justice Canada: Lisette Lafontaine, Senior Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section; Howard H. Bebbington, Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section.

The Order of Reference dated Monday, March 19, 2001, being now read as follows:

ORDERED, -- That Bill C-15, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and to amend other Acts be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

The Chair called Clause 1.

Minister McLellan made a statement, and with the other witnesses, answered questions.

At 5:35 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Catherine Barrette / Marie Danielle Vachon


Clerks of the Committee