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Meeting No. 57
Tuesday, November 1, 2005

The Standing Committee on Justice, Human Rights, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness met at 11:10 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, Marc Lemay, Hon. Paul Harold Macklin, John Maloney, Richard Marceau, Hon. Judy Sgro, Vic Toews and Mark Warawa.


Acting Members present: Hon. Lawrence MacAulay for Borys Wrzesnewskyj and Rob Moore for Myron Thompson.


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


Witnesses: Canadian Council of Criminal Defence Lawyers: Peter Copeland, Representative. Canadian Bar Association: Heather E. Perkins-McVey, Member at Large, National Criminal Justice Section; Joan Bercovitch, Senior Director, Legal and Government Affairs.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Wednesday, September 28, 2005, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-53, An Act to Amend the Criminal Code (proceeds of crime) and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and to make consequential amendments to another Act.

Peter Copeland made a statement and answered questions.


The witnesses from the Canadian Bar Association made statements and answered questions.


At 12:46 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:47 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.


The Committee proceeded to discuss matters related to its business.


It was agreed, — That the proposed budget in the amount of $25,900, for the study of Bill C-215, be adopted.


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


Diane Diotte
Clerk of the Committee

2005/11/02 10:03 a.m.