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Meeting No. 18
Tuesday, February 8, 2005

The Standing Committee on Justice, Human Rights, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness met at 9:00 a.m. this day, in Room 308 West Block, the Chair, Paul DeVillers, presiding.


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


Acting Members present: Peter MacKay for Mark Warawa and Rob Moore for Vic Toews.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Philip Rosen, Principal Analyst; Robin MacKay, Analyst.


Witnesses: Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada: Jennifer Stoddart, Privacy Commissioner; Raymond D'Aoust, Assistant Privacy Commissioner ; Patricia Kosseim, General Counsel. Canadian College of Medical Geneticists: Diane J. Allingham-Hawkins, President. Canadian Council of Criminal Defence Lawyers: Joseph Di Luca, Representative.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Tuesday, November 2, 2004, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-13, An Act to amend the Criminal Code, the DNA Identification Act and the National Defence Act.

Jennifer Stoddart made a statement and, with the other witnesses from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner, answered questions.


At 10:05 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 10:07 a.m., the sitting resumed.


Diane J. Allingham-Hawkins and Joseph Di Luca each made a statement and answered questions.


At 11:01 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Diane Diotte, Mark D'Amore
Clerks of the Committee

2005/02/09 2:21 p.m.