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Meeting No. 55
Tuesday, October 25, 2005

The Standing Committee on Justice, Human Rights, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness met at 11:10 a.m. this day, in Room 705, La Promenade Building, 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.


Acting Members present: Randy White for Mark Warawa.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Philip Rosen, Principal; Laura Barnett, Analyst. House of Commons: Susan Baldwin, Legislative Clerk; Wayne Cole, Legislative Clerk.


Witnesses: Department of Justice: Hal Pruden, Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section; Catherine Kane, Senior Counsel, Director, Policy Centre for Victim Issues. Royal Canadian Mounted Police: Evan Graham, National Coordinator, Drug Evaluation and Classification Program.

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.

The witnesses answered questions.


It was agreed, — That the clause by clause study of Bill C-16 be postponed until November 3, 2005.

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

It was agreed, — That the Committee hear more witnesses concerning Bill C-215.


It was agreed, — That a report requesting an extension of thirty (30) sitting days to consider Bill C-215 be prepared.


It was agreed, — That research preparatory work be done on the subject of the corrections and conditional release system with the intent to study it in the new year.


It was agreed, — That the Committee commence its clause by clause study of Bill C-53 after the November 1st meeting.


At 12:46 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Diane Diotte, Louise Hayes
Clerks of the Committee

2005/10/28 10:24 a.m.