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Meeting No. 33
Tuesday, April 19, 2005

The Standing Committee on Justice, Human Rights, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness met at 9:03 a.m. this day, in Room 371 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, Serge Ménard, Anita Neville, Myron Thompson, Vic Toews and Mark Warawa.


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


Witnesses: Child Welfare League of Canada: Gordon Phaneuf, Director, Strategic Initiatives. Salvation Army in Canada: Danielle Shaw, Director, Government Relations; Nancy Turley, Advisor, Territorial Abuse. Toronto Police Service: Paul Gillespie, Detective Sergeant. Beyond Borders Inc.: J. R. Norman Boudreau, Vice-President, Volunteer Executive Board; David Butt, Board Member, Beyond Borders Toronto.

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.

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.


At 11:01 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 11:08 a.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on April 12, 2005, it was agreed, on division, that the draft report concerning the process of appointment to the Supreme Court be adopted and that the Chair present it to the House as the Committee's report.


It was agreed, — That the clause-by-clause study of Bill C-13 take place on May 5, 2005.


At 11:27 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Diane Diotte
Clerk of the Committee

2005/04/22 9:53 a.m.