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Meeting No. 36
Thursday, May 5, 2005

The Standing Committee on Justice, Human Rights, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness met at 9:04 a.m. this day, in Room 705 La Promenade Building, 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, Serge Ménard, Anita Neville, Vic Toews and Mark Warawa.


Acting Members present: Rob Moore for Myron Thompson.


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


Witnesses: As an Individual: Yves Le Bouthillier.

Pursuant to Standing Orders 110 and 111, the Committee commenced consideration of the certificate of nomination of Yves Le Bouthillier to the position of President of the Law Commission of Canada which was referred to the Committee on April 4, 2005.

Yves Le Bouthillier made a statement and answered questions.


At 9:49 a.m., Garry Breikreuz took the Chair.


At 10:22 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 10:41 a.m., the sitting resumed.


Paul Harold Macklin moved, — That the Chair report to the House that this Committee has examined the qualifications and competence of Yves Le Bouthillier as President of the Law Commission of Canada and finds him competent to perform the duties of the position to which he has been nominated.


By unanimous consent, after debate, the question was put on the motion and it was agreed to.


At 10:53 a.m., the sitting resumed in camera.


Paul DeVillers took the Chair.

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

It was agreed, — That the clause-by-clause study of Bill C-2 be scheduled for Thursday, May 19, 2005.


It was agreed, — That the motion adopted on Wednesday, November 17, 2004 concerning the future order of business be rescinded.


It was agreed, — That the Committee commence the study of Bill C-16 next week.


At 10:57 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Diane Diotte
Clerk of the Committee

2005/05/06 9:05 a.m.