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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
 
Meeting No. 31
 
Wednesday, November 8, 2006
 

The Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights met at 3:35 p.m. this day, in Room 308, West Block, the Chair, Art Hanger, presiding.

 

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

 

Acting Members present: Rick Dykstra for Daniel Petit, Mario Laframboise for Réal Ménard, Marc Lemay for Carole Freeman, Hon. John McCallum for Brian Murphy, Hon. John McKay for Hon. Sue Barnes and Hon. Shawn Murphy for Hon. Larry Bagnell.

 

In attendance: Library of Parliament: Robin MacKay, Analyst; Dominique Valiquet, Analyst.

 

Witnesses: Correctional Service Canada: Ian McCowan, Assistant Commissioner, Policy and Research; Ross Toller, Assistant Commissioner, Correctional Operations and Program.

 
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Tuesday, June 13, 2006, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-10, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (minimum penalties for offences involving firearms) and to make a consequential amendment to another Act.
 

Ian McCowan made a statement and, with the other witness, answered questions.

 

At 5:05 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:09 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

The Chair presented the Sixth Report from the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure which read as follows:

Your Subcommittee met on Tuesday, November 7, 2006, to consider the business of the Committee and agreed to make the following recommendations:

1. That 40 groups/individuals be invited to appear in relation to the study of Bill C-10.

2. That the study of Bill C-10 take place in November and December 2006 (for a maximum of 6 meetings to hear witnesses) and that the clause by clause study of the bill take place at the end of the month of January 2007 (for a maximum of 2 meetings).

3. That the Committee travel to Toronto for one day on Thursday, November 23, 2006, in order to hear witnesses from the Toronto area in relation to Bill C-10.

4. That the Committee set aside a maximum of two sessions before the adjournment of December 2006 to study Bill C-252 and that the sponsor of the bill, Mr.Rick Casson, and the officials from the Department of Justice be invited as witnesses.

 

It was agreed, — That the Sixth Report from the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure be concurred in.

 

It was agreed, — That the proposed budget in the amount of $ 53,800, for consideration of the study of Bill C-10 be adopted and that the Chair present the said budget to the Budget Subcommittee of the Liaison Committee.

 

It was agreed, — That the proposed budget in the amount of $ 32, 308, for the Committee’s travel to Toronto on November 23, 2006 be adopted and that the Chair present the said budget to the Budget Subcommittee of the Liaison Committee.

 

At 5:17 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

 



Diane Diotte
Clerk of the Committee

 
 
2006/11/20 8:56 a.m.