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Meeting No. 94

Thursday, May 30, 2002

The Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights met at 9:40 a.m. this day, in Room 308, West Block, the Chair, The Hon. Andy Scott, presiding.

Members of the Committee present: Chuck Cadman, Derek Lee, Peter MacKay, Paul Harold Macklin, John Maloney, John McKay, Lynn Myers, The Hon. Andy Scott, Kevin Sorenson.

Acting Members present: Robert Lanctôt for Pierrette Venne.

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

Witness: From the House of Commons: Bob Mills, Red Deer.

The Order of Reference dated Tuesday, May 7, 2002, being now read as follows:

ORDERED, -- That Bill C-400, An Act to amend the Divorce Act (limits on rights of child access by sex offenders) be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

The Chair called Clause 1.

The witness made a statement and answered questions.

It was agreed - That notwithstanding the decision of the Committee of May 8, 2002, the committee postpone the appearance of the Commissioner of Correctional Services, the National parole Board and the Office of the Correctional investigator to provide a status report on the implementation of the recommendations made by the Sub-Committee on Justice and Human Rights in May 2000 regarding the Corrections and Conditional Release Act.

At 11:03 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 11:10 a.m., the sitting resumed.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of February 19, 2002, subject-matter of Bill C-284, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (offences by corporations, directors and officers).

Witnesses: From the Royal Canadian Mounted Police: William Lenton, Assistant Commissioner; Dave Jeggo, Superintendent. From the Shareholder Association for Research and Education: Gil Yaron, Director, Law and Policy.

William Lenton and Gil Yaron each made statements and, with Dave Jeggo, answered questions.

At 12:37 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Jean-François Pagé / Marie Danielle Vachon




Clerks of the Committee