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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
 
Meeting No. 44
 
Monday, February 5, 2007
 

The Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights met at 11:02 a.m. this day, in Room 209, West Block, the Chair, Art Hanger, presiding.

 

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

 

Acting Members present: Paule Brunelle for Carole Freeman, Hon. Michael D. Chong for Rob Moore and Rick Norlock for Patrick Brown.

 

In attendance: Library of Parliament: Robin MacKay, Analyst; Dominique Valiquet, Analyst. House of Commons: Mike MacPherson, Legislative Clerk.

 

Witnesses: Ed Fast, Abbotsford. Department of Justice: Carole Morency, Senior Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section.

 

Ed Fast made a statement and answered questions.

 

Carole Morency made a statement and answered questions.

 
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Wednesday, October 4, 2006, the Committee commenced consideration of Bill C-277, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (luring a child).
 

The Committee commenced its clause-by-clause study of the Bill.

 

The Chair called Clause 1.

 
Myron Thompson moved, — That Bill C-277, in Clause 1 , be amended by replacing lines 4 to 8 on page 1 with the following:

“1. Paragraphs 172.1(2)(a) and (b) of the Criminal Code are replaced by the following:

(a) an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than ten years; or

(b) an offence punishable on summary conviction and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding eighteen months.”

 

After debate, the question was put on the amendment of Myron Thompson and it was agreed to.

 

Clause 1, as amended, carried.

 

The Title carried.

 

The Bill, as amended, carried.

 

ORDERED, — That the Chair report the Bill, as amended, to the House.

 

ORDERED, — That Bill C-277, as amended, be reprinted for the use of the House at report stage.

 

At 12:55 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

 



Diane Diotte
Clerk of the Committee

 
 
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