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Meeting No. 38
Wednesday, December 6, 2006

The Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights met at 3:40 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, Daniel Petit and Myron Thompson.


Acting Members present: Mario Laframboise for Réal Ménard, Marc Lemay for Carole Freeman, Hon. John McKay for Hon. Sue Barnes and Gary Merasty for Brian Murphy.


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


Witnesses: As an individual: Anthony N. Doob, Professor, Centre for Criminology, University of Toronto. African Canadian Legal Clinic: Royland Moriah, Policy Research Lawyer; Charlene Theodore, Representative. Canadian Criminal Justice Association: Irving Kulik, Executive Director. The Sentencing Project: Ryan S. King, Policy Analyst.

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.

Anthony N. Doob made a statement and answered questions.


Royland Moriah made a statement and, with Charlene Theodore, answered questions.


Irving Kulik made a statement and answered questions.


Ryan S. King made a statement and answered questions.


At 6:04 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Diane Diotte
Clerk of the Committee

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