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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
 
Meeting No. 54
 
Thursday, October 20, 2005
 

The Standing Committee on Justice, Human Rights, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness met at 11:08 a.m. this day, in Room 371, West Block, the Chair, John Maloney, presiding.

 

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.

 

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

 

Witnesses: Royal Canadian Mounted Police: Raf Souccar, Assistant Commissioner, Federal and International Operations; Evan Graham, National Coordinator, Drug Evaluation and Classification Program; Derek Ogden, Director General, Drugs and Organized Crime. RCMP Detachments in Manitoba: Darrell Madill, Assistant Commissioner, Commanding Officer, "D" Division; Michael Woods, Chief Superintendent, Director General, National Contract Policing Branch Community, Contract and Aboriginal Policy Services. RM of Taché: Jeff Norman, Councillor. RM of Ritchot: Robert Stefaniuk, Mayor. Town of Morris: Barrie Stevenson, Mayor.

 
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Monday, November 15, 2004, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-16, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (impaired driving) and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.
 

Raf Souccar, Evan Graham and Derek Ogden answered questions.

 

At 11:25 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 11:30 a.m., the sitting resumed.

 
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee resumed its study on the closing of RCMP detachments
 

Darrell Madill, Jeff Norman, Barrie Stevenson and Robert Stefaniuk made statements and, with Michael Woods, answered questions.

 

At 12:55 p.m., the Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee business.

 

On motion of Judy Sgro, it was agreed, — That the budget in the amount of $27,990, proposed by the Subcommittee on National Security and Public Safety, regarding its review of the Anti-terrorism Act, seeking the approval of the House to travel to Washington D.C. on November 14, 2005, for the purpose of meeting with members of Congress, senior U.S. government officials and non-governmental experts, and that the necessary staff do accompany the Subcommittee, be approved.

 

On motion of Paul Harold Macklin, it was agreed, — That the budget in the amount of $321, proposed by the Subcommittee on National Security and Public Safety, regarding its review of the Anti-terrorism Act, seeking the permission of the House to travel to the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre for the purpose of meeting with Mr. Mohammed Harkat, and that the necessary staff do accompany the Subcommittee, be approved.

 

It was agreed, — That the debate on the notice of motion given by Garry Breitkreuz on September 29, 2005 concerning the compensation claim by Lloyd Schrier, be held on October 27, 2005.

 

At 1:03 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

 



Diane Diotte, Louise Hayes
Clerks of the Committee

 
 
2005/10/28 10:13 a.m.