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Meeting No. 53
Tuesday, October 18, 2005

The Standing Committee on Justice, Human Rights, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness met at 11:06 a.m. this day, in Room 209, West Block, for the purpose of electing a Chair, pursuant to Standing Order 106(1).


Members of the Committee present: Garry Breitkreuz, Joe Comartin, Hon. Roy Cullen, Marc Lemay, Hon. Paul Harold Macklin, John Maloney, Richard Marceau, Hon. Judy Sgro, Myron Thompson, Vic Toews, Mark Warawa and Borys Wrzesnewskyj.


Acting Members present: Jean-Claude D'Amours for Hon. Paul Harold Macklin.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Philip Rosen, Principal; Robin MacKay, Analyst. House of Commons: Jean-Francois Lafleur, Legislative Clerk.


Witnesses: House of Commons: Daryl Kramp, Prince Edward—Hastings. Canadian Police Association: Tony Cannavino, President. Royal Newfoundland Constabulary: Rick Deering, Chief. Toronto Police Service: A. J. Warr, Deputy Chief, Specialized Operations Command. Department of Justice: David Daubney, General Counsel, Sentencing Reform Team. Montreal Urban Community Police Department: Yves Charette, Assistant Director.

The Clerk of the Committee presided over the election of a Chair.

On motion of Garry Breitkreuz, it was agreed, — That John Maloney be elected Chair of the Committee.


The Clerk of the Committee presided over the election of the Vice-Chairs.


On motion of Myron Thompson, it was agreed, — That Garry Breitkreuz be elected as first Vice-Chair of the Committee.


On motion of Marc Lemay, it was agreed, — That Richard Marceau be elected as second Vice-Chair of the Committee.


John Maloney took the Chair.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Wednesday, May 4, 2005, the Committee commenced consideration of Bill C-215, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (consecutive sentence for use of firearm in commission of offence).

Daryl Kramp, Tony Cannavino, Rick Deering, A.J. Warr and David Daubney made statements and answered questions.


At 1:15 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Diane Diotte, Louise Hayes
Clerks of the Committee

2005/10/28 10:18 a.m.