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Meeting No. 98

Tuesday, June 11, 2002

The Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights met at 11:06 a.m. this day, in Room 308, West Block, the Vice-Chair, John McKay, presiding.

Members of the Committee present: Chuck Cadman, Irwin Cotler, Derek Lee, Peter MacKay, Paul Harold Macklin, John McKay, Kevin Sorenson, Vic Toews.

Acting Members present: Robert Lanctôt for Pierrette Venne; Bob Mills for Jay Hill.

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

Witnesses: From the Canadian Bar Association: Jennifer Cooper, Past-Chair, National Family Law Section; Tamra L. Thomson, Director, Legislation and Law Reform.  As Individual: Prof. Gerald L. Gall, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Alberta.

Pursuant to its Order of Reference of Tuesday, May 7, 2002, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-400, An Act to amend the Divorce Act (limits on rights of child access by sex offenders) (See Minutes of Proceedings, Thursday, May 30, 2002, Meeting No. 94).

At 12:40 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:43 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

The Committee proceeded to consider its future business.

At 12:49 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Jean-François Pagé / Marie Danielle Vachon




Clerks of the Committee