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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
 
Meeting No. 4
 
Wednesday, November 3, 2004
 

The Standing Committee on Justice, Human Rights, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness met at 3:41 p.m. this day, in Room 209 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, Anita Neville, Myron Thompson, Vic Toews and Mark Warawa.

 

Acting Members present: Stéphane Bergeron for Diane Bourgeois, Gary Carr for Paul Harold Macklin, Peter MacKay for Garry Breitkreuz and Serge Ménard for Richard Marceau.

 

Witnesses: Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada: Jennifer Stoddart, Privacy Commissioner of Canada; Heather Black, Assistant Privacy Commissioner ; Raymond D'Aoust, Assistant Privacy Commissioner . Department of the Solicitor General (Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness): Paul Kennedy, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Emergency Management and National Security; Patricia Hassard, Assistant Deputy Minister, Policing, Law Enforcement and Interoperability; Kimber Johnston, Director General, Strategic Policy. Department of Justice: Bill Pentney, Assistant Deputy Attorney General.

 
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Friday, October 15, 2004, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-6, An Act to establish the Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness and to amend or repeal certain Acts.
 

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

 

At 4:27 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:34 p.m., the sitting resumed.

 

The witnesses from the Department of the Solicitor General (Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness) and the witness from the Department of Justice answered questions.

 

The Chair called Clause 1.

 

Clauses 2 to 4 inclusive carried severally.

 

On Clause 5,

Peter MacKay moved, — That Bill C-6, in Clause 5, be amended by replacing line 9 on page 2 with the following:

“responsible, including the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, the Canada Border Services Agency, the Canadian Firearms Centre, the Correctional Service of Canada and the National Parole Board, and establish strategic priorities for”

 

After debate, the question was put on the amendment of Peter MacKay and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 7; NAYS: 4.

 
Serge Ménard moved, — That Bill C-6 be amended by adding after line 11 on page 2 the following new clause:

“The Minister shall exercise leadership relating to effective and consistent management and protection of personal information, in accordance with privacy protection laws and policies, by the entitites for which the Minister is responsible.”

 

After debate, the question was put on the amendment of Serge Ménard and it was negatived, by a show of hands: YEAS: 2; NAYS: 9.

 

Clause 5, as amended, carried.

 

On Clause 6,

Serge Ménard moved, — That Bill C-6, in Clause 6, be amended by replacing line 13 on page 2 with the following:

“performing his or her duties and functions and with due regard to the powers conferred on the provinces and territories, the”

 

After debate, the question was put on the amendment of Serge Ménard and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 7; NAYS: 4.

 

Clause 6, as amended, carried.

 

Clauses 7 to 37 inclusive carried severally.

 

On Clause 38,

Serge Ménard moved, — That Bill C-6, in Clause 38, be amended by replacing lines 28 and 29 on page 16 with the following:

38. This Act, other than sections 35 and 36, comes into force on a day

 

After debate, the question was put on the amendment of Serge Ménard and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 11; NAYS: 0.

 

Clause 38, as amended, carried.

 

The Short Title carried.

 

The Title carried.

 

The Bill, as amended, carried.

 

ORDERED, — That the Chair report the Bill, as amended, to the House.

 

ORDERED, — That Bill C-6, as amended, be reprinted for the use of the House at report stage.

 

At 5:28 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

 



Diane Diotte
Clerk of the Committee

 
 
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