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Meeting No. 19
Wednesday, October 4, 2006

The Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights met at 3:34 p.m. this day, in Room 371, West Block, the Chair, Art Hanger, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Hon. Larry Bagnell, Hon. Sue Barnes, Patrick Brown, Joe Comartin, Art Hanger, Derek Lee, Réal Ménard, Rob Moore, Brian Murphy, Daniel Petit and Myron Thompson.


Acting Members present: Jean-Claude D'Amours for Hon. Sue Barnes, Marc Lemay for Carole Freeman and Joy Smith for Rob Moore.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Robin MacKay, Analyst; Dominique Valiquet, Analyst. House of Commons: Samy Agha, Procedural Clerk.


Witnesses: As an individual: Gary Mauser, Professor, Simon Fraser University. Canadian Bar Association: Adrian Brooks, Member at large, National Criminal Justice Section; Tamra L. Thomson, Director, Legislation and Law Reform. Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness: John Muise, Director, Public Safety. As an individual: Isabel Schurman, Sessional Lecturer, McGill University.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Tuesday, June 6, 2006, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-9, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (conditional sentence of imprisonment).

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.


At 5:32 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:34 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.


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


The Chair presented the Fourth Report from the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure.

It was agreed that the Clerk of the Committee be authorized to circulate to all members of the Committee a list of suggested technical documents that exist in only one official language and to ask members if they require a translation of the document.

It was agreed that the meeting of Monday, October 16th, 2006, concerning the study of Bill C-9, be extended by one hour to allow in-depth questioning of the five witnesses.


At 5:43 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Diane Diotte
Clerk of the Committee

2006/10/05 3:57 p.m.