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Meeting No. 58
Wednesday, March 28, 2007

The Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights met at 3:32 p.m. this day, in Room 705, La Promenade Building, 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: As individuals: Wallace Gilby Craig, Retired Judge; Edward Ratushny, Professor, Common Law Section, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa. Canadian Police Association: Tony Cannavino, President; David Griffin, Executive Officer. Canadian Council of Criminal Defence Lawyers: William M. Trudell, Chair.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee resumed its study of the Judicial Appointment Process.

Wallace Gilby Craig made a statement and answered questions.


Edward Ratushny made a statement and answered questions.


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


William Trudell made a statement and answered questions.

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

At 5:30 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:31 p.m., the sitting resumed.


Brian Murphy moved, — That the travel budget, in the amount of $475, for a visit to the RCMP Headquarters on April 16, 2007, be adopted.


After debate, the question was put on the motion and it was negatived, by a show of hands: YEAS: 4; NAYS: 5.


At 5:43 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Diane Diotte
Clerk of the Committee

2007/04/03 9:48 a.m.