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Meeting No. 42
Tuesday, January 30, 2007

The Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights met at 9:04 a.m. this day, in Room 701, La Promenade Building, the Chair, Art Hanger, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Hon. Larry Bagnell, Joe Comartin, Carole Freeman, Art Hanger, Hon. Marlene Jennings, Derek Lee, Réal Ménard, Rob Moore, Daniel Petit and Myron Thompson.


Associate Members present: Dean Del Mastro.


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


Witnesses: Department of Justice (Quebec): Randall Richmond, Deputy Chief Prosecutor, Organized Crime Prosecutions Bureau. Correctional Service Canada: Ross Toller, Assistant Commissioner, Correctional Operations and Program; Luciano Bentenuto, Senior Project Manager, Preventive Security and Intelligence. Maison d'Haïti: Harry Delva, Coordinator. As an individual: Claude Bélanger, Former Principal General Counsel, Department of Justice. Sûreté du Québec: Guy Ouellette, Retired Sergeant.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on December 4, 2006, the Committee commenced its study on gangsterism.

Randall Richmond made a statement and answered questions.


Ross Toller made a statement and, with Luciano Bentenuto, answered questions.


Harry Delva made a statement and answered questions.


Claude Bélanger made a statement and answered questions.


Guy Ouellette made a statement and answered questions.


At 11:25 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Diane Diotte
Clerk of the Committee

2007/02/02 10:39 a.m.