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Meeting No. 7
Tuesday, June 6, 2006

The Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights met by videoconference at 3:31 p.m. this day, in Room 701, La Promenade Building, the Chair, Art Hanger, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Hon. Larry Bagnell, 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: Rodger Cuzner for Michael Ignatieff.


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


Witnesses: As an individual: Grégoire Webber, Trudeau Scholar, Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation, Oxford University.

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 4:35 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 following motion was moved — 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, in consultation with the whips; that the subcommittee ensure that all published evidence submitted to the Subcommittee on Solicitation Laws in the 38th Parliament be thoroughly referenced 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.


After debate, the motion was agreed to.


At 5:00 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Diane Diotte
Clerk of the Committee

2007/04/26 3:52 p.m.