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Meeting No. 20
Tuesday, February 15, 2005

The Standing Committee on Justice, Human Rights, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness met at 9:02 a.m. this day, in Room 701 La Promenade Building, the Chair, Paul DeVillers, presiding.


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


Acting Members present: Rob Moore for Garry Breitkreuz.


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


Witnesses: As an Individual: David Rose, Barrister and Solicitor. Barreau du Québec: Nicole Dufour, Lawyer, Research and Legislation Service; Jean-Claude Dubé, Lawyer. Forensic Science Services, Wetherby Laboratory, United Kingdom: Chris Maguire.

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.

David Rose, Nicole Dufour and Jean-Claude Dubé each made a statement and answered questions.


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

At 10:09 a.m., the sitting resumed.


Chris Maguire made a statement and answered questions.


At 11:45 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 11:49 a.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

It was agreed, — That the Chair write to the Minister of Justice explaining that the Committee will be unable, because of its current workload and the demands upon it, to continue its review of the conditional sentences in the near future.


At 12:04 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Diane Diotte, Mark D'Amore
Clerks of the Committee

2005/02/16 2:17 p.m.