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Meeting No. 61
Tuesday, November 22, 2005

The Standing Committee on Justice, Human Rights, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness met at 11:04 a.m. this day, in Room 701, 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, Mark Warawa and Borys Wrzesnewskyj.


Acting Members present: Daryl Kramp for Vic Toews and Rob Merrifield for Vic Toews.


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


Witnesses: As an Individual: Rev. Don Schiemann. Specialist on Florida "10-20 life program": Stephen Zaccor, Representative. Canadian Bar Association: Adrian Brooks, Member at large, National Criminal Justice Section; Tamra L. Thomson, Director, Legislation and Law Reform.

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

Don Schiemann made a statement and answered questions.


Stephen Zaccor made a statement and answered questions.


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


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


At 1:04 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Diane Diotte
Clerk of the Committee

2005/11/22 4:52 p.m.