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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
 
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

 
 
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