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Meeting No. 32
Monday, November 20, 2006

The Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights met at 3:30 p.m. this day, in Room 209, 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: Marc Lemay for Carole Freeman.


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


Witnesses: Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies: Debra Parkes, Member, Board of Directors; Kim Pate, Executive Director. Royal Canadian Mounted Police: Michael Woods, Director General, National Criminal Operations, Community, Contract and Aboriginal Policing Services.

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.

Kim Pate and Debra Parkes each made a statement and answered questions.


Michael Woods made a statement and answered questions.


At 5:21 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:25 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.


It was agreed, — That the Hon. Michael Bryant, Attorney General of Ontario, be invited to appear before the Committeee on November 23, 2006, in relation to Bill C-10.


At 5:35 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Diane Diotte
Clerk of the Committee

2006/11/30 4:44 p.m.