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Meeting No. 62
Thursday, November 24, 2005

The Standing Committee on Justice, Human Rights, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness met at 11:09 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, Myron Thompson, Vic Toews, Mark Warawa and Borys Wrzesnewskyj.


Associate Members present: Derek Lee.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Philip Rosen, Analyst; Robin MacKay, Analyst. House of Commons: Louise Hayes, Committee Clerk; Jean-Francois Lafleur, Legislative Clerk.


Witnesses: Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies: Kim Pate, Executive Director. Church Council on Justice and Corrections: James Loewen, Member, Board of Directors, Director at Large. As an Individual: Kent Roach, University of Toronto. Canadian Council of Criminal Defence Lawyers: Andy Rady, Representative. House of Commons: Daryl Kramp, Prince Edward—Hastings.

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

Mark Warawa moved, — The Standing Committee on Justice, Human Rights, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness cease hearing witnesses for the study of Bill C-215 on Thursday, November 24, 2005 and that the Committee begin and conclude clause by clause consideration of Bill C-215 on Monday, November 28, 2005.


After debate, the question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following recorded division: YEAS: Garry Breitkreuz, Joe Comartin, Myron Thompson, Vic Toews, Mark Warawa, Borys Wrzesnewskyj — 6; NAYS: Roy Cullen, Marc Lemay, Paul Harold Macklin, Richard Marceau, Judy Sgro — 5.

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).

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.


At 1:17 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 1:22 p.m., the sitting resumed.


Daryl Kramp made a statement and answered questions.


At 1:45 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Diane Diotte
Clerk of the Committee

2005/12/08 2:49 p.m.