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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
 
Meeting No. 56
 
Thursday, October 27, 2005
 

The Standing Committee on Justice, Human Rights, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness met at 11:13 a.m. this day, in Room 209, West Block, the Chair, John Maloney, presiding.

 

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

 

Acting Members present: Rob Moore for Vic Toews and Louis Plamondon for Richard Marceau.

 

In attendance: Library of Parliament: Philip Rosen, Principal. House of Commons: Louise Hayes, Committee Clerk.

 

Witnesses: As an Individual: Catherine Ebbs.

 
Pursuant to Standing Orders 110 and 111, the Committee commenced consideration of the certificate of nomination of Catherine Ebbs to the position of Chairman of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police External Review Committee which was referred to the Committee on Wednesday, September 21, 2005.
 

Catherine Ebbs made a statement and answered questions.

 

On motion of Roy Cullen, it was agreed, — That the Chair report to the House that this Committee has examined the qualifications and competence of Catherine Ebbs as Chairman of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police External Review Committee and finds her competent to perform the duties of the position to which she has been nominated.

 

By unanimous consent, after debate, the question was put on the motion and it was agreed to.

 

At 11:59 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:00 p.m., the sitting resumed.

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

Garry Breitkreuz moved, — That the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights investigate the compensation claim by Lloyd Schrier with respect to brainwashing experiments he was subjected to at the hands of psychiatrist Ewen Cameron at the Allan Memorial Institute in Montreal and, further, that the Committee report to the House with their findings and recommendations.

 

After debate, the question was put on the motion and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 6; NAYS: 4.

 

Roy Cullen moved, — Pursuant to Standing Order 97.1(3)a), the Committee is requesting an extension of thirty sitting days to consider Bill C-215.

 

After debate, the question was put on the motion and it was agreed to.

 

It was agreed, — That the Committee expedite the debate on the study of Bill C-215 before the House December recess.

 

At 12:55 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

 



Diane Diotte
Clerk of the Committee

 
 
2005/10/28 10:04 a.m.