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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
 
Meeting No. 6
 
Thursday, June 1, 2006
 

The Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights met at 3:31 p.m. this day, in Room 209, West Block, the Chair, Art Hanger, presiding.

 

Members of the Committee present: Hon. Sue Barnes, Patrick Brown, Joe Comartin, Carole Freeman, Art Hanger, Derek Lee, Réal Ménard, Rob Moore, Daniel Petit and Myron Thompson.

 

Acting Members present: Ken Boshcoff for Hon. Larry Bagnell and John Maloney for Michael Ignatieff.

 

In attendance: Library of Parliament: Philip Rosen, Principal; Robin MacKay, Analyst.

 

Witnesses: Criminal Lawyers' Association: Peter Copeland, Representative.

 
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Tuesday, April 25, 2006, the Committee resumed the review of Sections 25.1 to 25.4 of the Criminal Code (protection of persons administering and enforcing the law).
 

The witness made a statement and answered questions.

 

At 4:39 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:42 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

The Chair presented the Second Report from the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure which read as follows:

 

— That the budget of the Committee in the amount of $38,000 for the review of Sections 25.1 to 25.4 of the Criminal Code be adopted.

 

— That the following groups/individuals be invited to appear at one of our 3 next meetings (June 6, June 8 or June 13) in relation to the review of Sections 25.1 to 25.4 of the Criminal Code :

Sureté du Québec

Ontario Provincial Police

City of Toronto

City of Montreal

Grégoire Webber

 

— That, pursuant to Standing Order 108, there be established a Subcommittee on Solicitation Laws ; that the Subcommittee be composed of six (6) members including 2 members of the Conservative Party, 2 members of the Liberal Party, 1 member of the Bloc Québécois and 1 member of the New Democratic Party to be named by the Committee; that the subcommittee ensure that all evidence submitted to the Subcommittee on Solicitation Laws in the 38th Parliament be included in their report; that the subcommittee consider if additional hearings are needed to clarify previously submitted evidence in the 38th Parliament; that the Subcommittee report to the Committee by December 8, 2006 ; and that the subcommittee have all the powers of the Committee under Standing Order 108(1)a) except the power to report directly to the House.

 

It was agreed, — That the budget of the Committee in the amount of $38,000 for the review of Sections 25.1 to 25.4 of the Criminal Code be adopted.

 

It was agreed, — That the following groups/individuals be invited to appear at one of our 3 next meetings (June 6, June 8 or June 13) in relation to the review of Sections 25.1 to 25.4 of the Criminal Code :

Sureté du Québec

Ontario Provincial Police

City of Toronto

City of Montreal

Grégoire Webber.

 

It was agreed, — That adoption of the final part of the Agenda and Procedure Subcommittee’s report would be postponed in order to give colleagues in the government majority, in good faith and in a climate of cooperation, time to consult the whip or leader of their government, and that the Committee would proceed with the adoption of the final part of the report next Tuesday, June 6, 2006.

 

At 5:10 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

 



Diane Diotte
Clerk of the Committee

 
 
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