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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
 
Meeting No. 51
 
Tuesday, October 4, 2005
 

The Standing Committee on Justice, Human Rights, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness met at 11:15 a.m. this day, in Room 308, West Block, the Chair, John Maloney, presiding.

 

Members of the Committee present: Garry Breitkreuz, Joe Comartin, Hon. Roy Cullen, Hon. Paul Harold Macklin, John Maloney, Hon. Judy Sgro, Myron Thompson and Mark Warawa.

 

Acting Members present: Raymond Bonin for Hon. Roy Cullen, Christiane Gagnon for Richard Marceau, Marc Lemay for Serge Ménard, Rob Moore for Vic Toews and Hon. Paddy Torsney for Anita Neville.

 

In attendance: Library of Parliament: Robin MacKay, Analyst; Laura Barnett, Analyst. House of Commons: Jean-François Lafleur, Legislative Clerk.

 

Witnesses: Department of Justice: Carole Morency, Senior Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section; Nathalie Levman, Counsel, Family, Children and Youth Section.

 
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Tuesday, September 27, 2005, the Committee commenced consideration of Bill C-49, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (trafficking in persons).
 

Carole Morency made a statement and, with the other witness, answered questions.

 

The Committee commenced its clause-by-clause study of the Bill.

 

The Chair called Clause 1.

 

Clauses 1 to 7 inclusive carried severally.

 

On Clause 8,

Paul Harold Macklin moved, — That Bill C-49, in Clause 8, be amended by replacing lines 27 and 28 on page 4 with the following:

(a) section 4 of this Act is repealed; and

 

After debate, the question was put on the amendment of Paul Harold Macklin and it was agreed to.

 

Clause 8, as amended, carried.

 

On Clause 9,

Paul Harold Macklin moved, — That Bill C-49 be amended by adding after line 35 on page 5 the following:

9. (1) If subsection 1(4) of An Act to amend the Criminal Code, the DNA Identification Act and the National Defence Act (the “other Act”), chapter 25 of the Statutes of Canada, 2005, comes into force before this Act receives royal assent, section 5 of this Act is replaced by the following:

5. Paragraph (a) of the definition “primary designated offence” in section 487.04 of the Act is amended by adding the following after subparagraph (vii):

(vii.1) section 279.01 (trafficking in persons),

(2) If this Act receives royal assent before the coming into force of subsection 1(4) of the other Act, then on the coming into force of that subsection, paragraph (a) of the definition “primary designated offence” in section 487.04 of the Criminal Code is amended by adding the following after subparagraph (vii):

(vii.1) section 279.01 (trafficking in persons),

 

After debate, the question was put on the amendment of Paul Harold Macklin and it was agreed to.

 

Clause 9, as amended, 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-49, as amended, be reprinted for the use of the House at report stage.

 
At 12:15 p.m., the Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee business.
 

It was agreed, — That the budget in the amount of $ 38, 950, proposed by the Subcommittee studying the process of appointment to the federal judiciary, be adopted.

 

At 12:20 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

 



Diane Diotte, Louise Hayes
Clerks of the Committee

 
 
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