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Meeting No. 71

Wednesday, March 20, 2002

The Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights met at 3:30 p.m. this day, in Room 269, West Block, the Chair, Andy Scott, presiding.

Members of the Committee present: Carole-Marie Allard, Michel Bellehumeur, Chuck Cadman, Ivan Grose, John McKay, Lynn Myers, Andy Scott, Vic Toews.

Acting Members present: Hedy Fry for Paul DeVillers; Beth Phinney for Irwin Cotler; Marcel Proulx for John Maloney.

In attendance: From the Library of Parliament: Marilyn Pilon, researcher; Philip Rosen, senior analyst.

Witness: From the « Institut Philippe Pinel de Montréal »: Dr. Louis Morissette, Psychiatrist, « Association des médecins psychiatres du Québec ».

Pursuant to Standing Order 106 (2), the Committee proceeded to the election of a Vice-Chair.

Vic Toews moved, seconded by Beth Phinney, -- That John McKay be elected Vice-Chair of the Committee.

The question being put on the motion, it was agreed to unanimously.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of the House of February 26, 2002, the Committee resumed its statutory review of the mental disorder provisions of the Criminal Code.

The witness made a statement and answered questions.

At 4:38 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Jean-François Pagé / Marie Danielle Vachon





Clerks of the Committee