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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
 
Meeting No. 26
 
Thursday, March 24, 2005
 

The Standing Committee on Justice, Human Rights, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness met at 9:03 a.m. this day, in Room 269 West Block, 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: Paule Brunelle for Richard Marceau.

 

Associate Members present: Libby Davies and Rob Moore.

 

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

 

Witnesses: As an Individual: Nicholas Bala, Professor of Law, Faculty of Law, Queen's University. Canadian Civil Liberties Association: A. Alan Borovoy, General Counsel; Alexi Nicole Wood, Policy Analyst.

 
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Monday, October 18, 2004, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-2, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (protection of children and other vulnerable persons) and the Canada Evidence Act.
 

Nicholas Bala and A. Alan Borovoy each made a statement and, with the other witness, answered questions.

 

At 10:35 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 10:37 a.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

It was agreed on division, — That the mandate of the Sub-Committee on Solicitation Laws encompass the elements incorporated in the letter of the Minister of Justice to the Chair of the Committee, dated November 19, 2004, and matters related to it.

 

It was agreed on division, — That the budget in the amount of $39,900, proposed by the Subcommittee on Solicitation Laws, for a study on Solicitation Laws starting April 1, 2005, be adopted.

 

It was agreed on division, — That the budget in the amount of $56,526, for visits to Reno, Nevada, proposed by the Subcommittee on Solicitation Laws, be adopted and that the Chair of the Sub-Committee present the said budget to the Budget Sub-Committee of the Liaison Committee.

 

It was agreed on division, — That the budget in the amount of $143,678, for visits to Liverpool, London, Utrecht, Amsterdam and Stockholm, proposed by the Sub-Committee on Solicitation Laws, be adopted and that the Chair present the said budget to the Budget Subcommittee of the Liaison Committee.

 

It was agreed, — That the clause-by-clause study of Bill C-13 take place on April 14, 2005.

 

At 11:02 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

 



Diane Diotte
Clerk of the Committee

 
 
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