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Meeting No. 56
Thursday, March 22, 2007

The Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights met at 9:01 a.m. this day, in Room 371, West Block, the Chair, Art Hanger, presiding.


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


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


Witnesses: Toronto Police Service: Kim Scanlan, Detective Sergeant, Sex Crimes Unit. Canadian Police Association: Tony Cannavino, President; David Griffin, Executive Officer. Evangelical Fellowship of Canada: Doug Cryer, Director, Public Policy; Don Hutchinson, General Legal Counsel. Mad Mothers Against Pedophiles: Carrie Kohan, Child Advocate, Founder of MMAP and Co-founder of Project Guardian. Royal Canadian Mounted Police: Mike Frizzell, Staff Sergeant, Strategic and Operational Support, National Child Exploitation Coordination Centre.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Monday, October 30, 2006, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-22, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (age of protection) and to make consequential amendments to the Criminal Records Act.

Kim Scanlan made a statement and answered questions.


Tony Cannavino made a statement and, with David Griffin, answered questions.


Doug Cryer and Don Hutchinson each made a statement and answered questions.


Carrie Kohan made a statement and answered questions.


Mike Frizzell made a statement and answered questions.


It was agreed, — That the Clerk look into the possiblity of organizing a visit to the Canadian Police College in relation to the study of Bill C-22.


At 11:01 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Diane Diotte
Clerk of the Committee

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