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Meeting No. 80

Tuesday, April 23, 2002

The Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights met at 12:29 p.m. this day, in Room 705, La Promenade Building, the Chair, Andy Scott, presiding.

Members of the Committee present: Carole-Marie Allard, Jay Hill, Peter MacKay, John McKay, Lynn Myers, Andy Scott.

Acting Members present: Robert Lanctôt for Michel Bellehumeur; Bernard Patry for Denis Paradis; Larry Bagnell for Paul DeVillers; Murray Calder for John Maloney; André Harvey for Paul Harold Macklin; Allan Tonks for Irwin Cotler.

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

Peter Mackay moved, - That the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights call as witnesses the Commissioner of the Correctional Service of Canada and the Chairman of the National Parole Board to answer questions on the conditional release of Mr. Brian Riches and the subsequent assault on Mr. Jeffrey Hearn on November 30, 1998.  Mr. Hearn still suffers serious injuries from that assault and there has never been a proper review of the release and supervision of offender Riches.


After debate, with unanimous consent, the motion was withdrawn pending the Minister’s appearance on Main Estimates.


Peter MacKay gave notice of his intention to present the motion at a later date.

At 12:47 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Jean-François Pagé / Marie Danielle Vachon




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