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Meeting No. 47

Wednesday, November 7, 2001

The Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights met in a televised session at 7:37 p.m. this day, in Room 253-D, Centre Block, the Chair, Andy Scott, presiding.

Members of the Committee present: Irwin Cotler, Ivan Grose, Peter MacKay, Lynn Myers, Stephen Owen, Andy Scott and Vic Toews.

Acting Members present: Tom Wappell for John McKay, Robert Lanctôt for Michel Bellehumeur and Garry Breitkreuz for Chuck Cadman.

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

Witnesses: From the Canadian Police Association: David Griffin, Executive Officer. From the Criminal Lawyers' Association: Heather Perkins-McVey, Representative. From the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police: Bruce Brown, Members Law; Gord Schumacher, Amendments Committee.

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).

David Griffin, Heather Perkins-McVey, Bruce Brown and Gord Schumacher each made statements and, with Eric Vernon answered questions.


At 9:26 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Catherine Barrette / Marie Danielle Vachon


Clerks of the Committee