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Meeting No. 34

Wednesday, October 24, 2001

The Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights met at 5:47 p.m. this day, in Room 112-N, Centre Block, the Chair, Andy Scott, presiding.

Members of the Committee present: Bill Blaikie, Irwin Cotler, Paul DeVillers, Ivan Grose, Peter MacKay, John Maloney, Lynn Myers, Stephen Owen, Denis Paradis, Andy Scott, Myron Thompson, Vic Toews.

Acting Members present: Howard Hilstrom for Chuck Cadman, Robert Lanctôt for Michel Bellehumeur.

Associate Members present: Tom Wappel.

Other Member present: Brian Fitzpatrick.

In attendance: From Committees and Legislative Services: Richard Dupuis, Legislative Clerk. From the Library of Parliament: Gérald Lafrenière, researcher.

Witnesses: From the Canadian Cattlemen's Association: Jim Caldwell, Director, Government Affairs; Bob Dobson, Past Chair, Environment and /Animal Care Committee. From the Fur Institute of Canada: Douglas K. Pollock, Executive Vice-Chairman. From the International Fund for Animal Welfare: Richard J. Smith, National Director; David Loan, Campaigns and Public Affairs Manager. From the Poultry Welfare Coalition: John Slot, Vice-Chair, Chicken Farmers of Canada; Bill Uruski, Member of the Board of Directors, Canadian Turkey Marketing Agency.

Pursuant to its Order of Reference of Monday, March 19, 2001, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-15, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and to amend other Acts (See Minutes of Proceedings, Tuesday, October 2, 2001, Meeting No. 22). In attendance: From Committees and Legislative Services: Richard Dupuis, Legislative Clerk


Jim Caldwell, Douglas Pollock, Richard Smith, David Loan, John Slot and Bill Uruski each made statements and, with Bob Dobson, answered questions.

At 7:36 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Catherine Barrette / Marie Danielle Vachon



Clerks of the Committee