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Meeting No. 41

Thursday, November 1st, 2001

The Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights met in a televised session at 3:40 p.m. this day, in Room 237-C, Centre Block, the Chair, Andy Scott, presiding.

Members of the Committee present: Carole-Marie Allard, Bill Blaikie, Chuck Cadman, Paul DeVillers, Brian Fitzpatrick, John Maloney, Stephen Owen, Andy Scott, Kevin Sorenson and Pierrette Venne.

Acting Members present: Gerald Keddy for Peter MacKay and Maurice Vellacott for Vic Toews.

In attendance: From the Library of Parliament: Philip Rosen, senior analyst.

Witnesses: From the Assembly of First Nations:  Matthew Coon Come, National Chief; Richard Pawless, Special Adviser to the Chief; Joanna Birenbaum, Legal Advisor. As Individual: James R. Aldridge, QC, Lawyer, Rosenbloom & Aldridge.

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 National Chief made a statement and with Joanna Birenbaum and Richard Powless answered questions.

At 4:45 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:47 p.m., the sitting resumed.

James R. Aldridge made a statement and answered questions.

At 5:44 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Catherine Barrette / Marie Danielle Vachon


Clerks of the Committee