Skip to main content
Start of content

JUST Committee Meeting

Notices of Meeting include information about the subject matter to be examined by the committee and date, time and place of the meeting, as well as a list of any witnesses scheduled to appear. The Evidence is the edited and revised transcript of what is said before a committee. The Minutes of Proceedings are the official record of the business conducted by the committee at a sitting.

For an advanced search, use Publication Search tool.

If you have any questions or comments regarding the accessibility of this publication, please contact us at

Previous day publication Next day publication
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

2007/02/08 1:41 p.m.