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Meeting No. 10
Wednesday, December 1, 2004

The Standing Committee on Justice, Human Rights, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness met in camera at 3:34 p.m. this day, in Room 269 West Block, the Chair, Paul DeVillers, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Garry Breitkreuz, Joe Comartin, Hon. Roy Cullen, Hon. Paul DeVillers, Hon. Paul Harold Macklin, John Maloney, Richard Marceau, Anita Neville, Vic Toews and Mark Warawa.


Acting Members present: Rob Moore for Myron Thompson.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Wade Raaflaub, Analyst; Philip Rosen, Analyst.


Witnesses: Psychiatric Patient Advocate Office: Nils Riis, Legal Counsel, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (Ontario); David Simpson, Programme Manager, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (Ontario). Empowerment Council: Jennifer Chambers, Coordinator, Co-Chair, Mental Health Legal Advocacy Coalition.

The Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee business.

At 4:18 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:21 p.m., the sitting resumed in a public meeting.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Friday, October 22, 2004, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-10, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (mental disorder) and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.


At 5:29 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:30 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera to discuss Committee business.


At 5:33 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Diane Diotte
Clerk of the Committee

2005/03/02 10:21 a.m.