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Meeting No. 47
Thursday, February 8, 2007

The Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights met at 9:02 a.m. this day, in Room 209, West Block, the Vice-Chair, Derek Lee, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Patrick Brown, Joe Comartin, Carole Freeman, Hon. Marlene Jennings, Derek Lee, Réal Ménard, Rob Moore, Brian Murphy, Daniel Petit and Myron Thompson.


Other Members present: Hon. Gurbax Malhi.


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


Witnesses: James Rajotte, Edmonton—Leduc.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Wednesday, November 1, 2006, the Committee commenced consideration of Bill C-299, An Act to amend the Criminal Code, the Canada Evidence Act and the Competition Act (personal information obtained by fraud).

James Rajotte made a statement and answered questions.


At 9:54 a.m., Réal Ménard took the Chair.


On motion of Rob Moore, it was agreed, — That consideration of Bill C-299 be postponed until next week.


At 10:05 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 10:10 a.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

On motion of Marlene Jennings, it was agreed, — That the Standing Committee on Justice be granted an operational budget of $20,000 for its study of Bill C-18.


On motion of Marlene Jennings, it was agreed, — That the travel budget in the amount of $475.00 be adopted for a visit to the RCMP DNA Centre in Ottawa.


At 10:25 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Diane Diotte
Clerk of the Committee

2007/02/08 2:38 p.m.