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Meeting No. 49
Tuesday, June 28, 2005

The Standing Committee on Justice, Human Rights, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness met in camera at 9:12 a.m. this day, in Room 308 West Block, the Chair, John Maloney, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Garry Breitkreuz, Joe Comartin, Hon. Paul Harold Macklin, John Maloney, Richard Marceau, Serge Ménard, Anita Neville, Hon. Judy Sgro, Myron Thompson and Mark Warawa.


Acting Members present: Sarmite Bulte for Roy Cullen and Rob Moore for Vic Toews .


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Philip Rosen, Principal; Wade Raaflaub, Analyst.


At 9:13 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 9:14 a.m., the sitting resumed in public.

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

Garry Breitkreuz moved, — Whereas the Law and Government Division of the Parliamentary Information and Research Service of the Library of Parliament has issued a report dated June 15, 2005, revealing the fact that thousands of law-abiding owners of registered short-barreled handguns are unable to renew their registration certificates because it was “…not made possible due to the timing of Bill C-10A’s enactment and coming into force,” and

Whereas neither the Government nor the Canada Firearms Centre has proposed a regulation or amendment to the Firearms Act to correct this problem;

That this serious problem be investigated and addressed by the Standing Committee on Justice, Human Rights, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness.

Debate arose thereon.


After debate, the question was put on the motion and it was negatived, by a show of hands: YEAS: 5; NAYS: 6.


On motion of Judy Sgro, it was agreed, — That the consideration of the motion for the questioning of witnesses be postponed until the first meeting of the Committee in the Fall.


At 10:00 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Diane Diotte
Clerk of the Committee

2005/09/16 10:28 a.m.