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Meeting No. 31

Tuesday, October 23, 2001

The Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights met in a televised session at 3:35 p.m. this day, in Room 253-D, Centre Block, the Chair, Andy Scott, presiding.

Members of the Committee present: Chuck Cadman, Irwin Cotler, Paul DeVillers, Peter MacKay, John Maloney, John McKay, Lynn Myers, Stephen Owen, Denis Paradis, Andy Scott, Kevin Sorenson, Vic Toews, Pierrette Venne.

Acting Members present: John Bryden for Carole-Marie Allard, Leon Benoit for Myron Thompson, Claude Bachand for Michel Bellehumeur.

Associate Member present: Elsie Wayne.

In attendance: From Committees and Legislative Services:  Jean-François Pagé, Legislative Clerk. From the Library of Parliament: Philip Rosen, senior analyst.

Appearing: From the Department of National Defence: The Hon. Art Eggleton, Minister for National Defence.

Witness: From the Communications Security Establishment: Keith Coulter, Chief.

Pursuant to its Order of Reference of Thursday, October 18, 2001, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-36, An Act to amend the Criminal Code, the Official Secrets Act, the Canada Evidence Act, the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) Act and other Acts, and to enact measures respecting the registration of charities in order to combat terrorism (See Minutes of Proceedings, Thursday, October 18, 2001, Meeting No. 29).

The Minister of National Defence made a statement and, with the other witness, answered questions.

At 5:27 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Catherine Barrette / Marie Danielle Vachon



Clerks of the Committee