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Meeting No. 39
Monday, December 11, 2006

The Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights met at 3:31 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: Gary Merasty for Brian Murphy, Rob Merrifield for Myron Thompson, Christian Ouellet for Carole Freeman and Lui Temelkovski for Hon. Sue Barnes.


Associate Members present: John Maloney.


Other Members present: Paul Szabo.


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


Witnesses: House of Commons: Rick Casson, Lethbridge. Department of Justice: Claire Farid, Counsel, Family Law Policy; Lise Lafrenière-Henrie, Senior Counsel, Family Law Policy.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Tuesday, October 17, 2006, the Committee commenced consideration of Bill C-252, An Act to amend the Divorce Act (access for spouse who is terminally ill or in critical condition).

Rick Casson made a statement and answered questions.


Claire Farid made a statement and, with Lise Lafrenière-Henrie, answered questions.


At 5:12 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:22 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

The Committee commenced consideration of the report of the Subcommittee on Solicitation Laws.


It was agreed, — That the Chair convene a committee meeting at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 12, 2006, to resume consideration of the report of the Subcommittee on Solicitations Laws.


At 5:45 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Diane Diotte
Clerk of the Committee

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