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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Meeting No. 44

Tuesday, November 6, 2001

The Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights met at 3:37 p.m. this day, in Room 371, West Block, the Chair, Andy Scott, presiding.

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

Associate Member present: Derek Lee.

In attendance: From the Library of Parliament: Philip Rosen, senior analyst; Richard Dupuis, Legislative Clerk.

Witnesses: From Amnesty International (Canada): Alex Neve, Secretary General, English Section; Michael Bossin, President, English speaking branch; Hilary Homes, Youth and Student Program Coordinator, English speaking branch. As Individual: Prof. Errol Mendes, Director, Human Rights and Education Centre, Ottawa University; Prof. Jamie Cameron, Law Professor, Osgood Hall, York University; Prof. Bryan Schwartz, Law Professor, University of Manitoba.

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).

Prof. Jamie Cameron, Prof. Errol Mendes, Alex Neve, Michael Bossin, Hilary Homes and Prof. Bryan Schwartz, each made a statement and answered questions.

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

Catherine Barrette / Marie Danielle Vachon

 


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