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Meeting No. 70
Wednesday, May 16, 2007

The Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights met in camera at 4:33 p.m. this day, in Room 536, Wellington Building, the Chair, Art Hanger, presiding.


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


Acting Members present: France Bonsant for Carole Freeman and Laurie Hawn for Rick Dykstra.


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

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

The Chair presented the Thirteenth Report from the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure.

It was agreed - That the Committee meet from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16, 2007, to study the draft report concerning judicial appointment process.

It was agreed - That the Committee meet on Thursday, May 31st, 2007 to continue clause by clause study of Bill C-23.

It was agreed - That the Committee invite witnesses in relation to the study of Bill C-32 to appear on June 5, June 7 and June 12th, 2007.

It was agreed on division, - That the Committee hold a meeting to consider the motion from Mr. Ménard on the subject of Pirating of films on Thursday, June 14, 2007.

It was agreed on division, - That the Committee commence the study of the Private Members bills starting with Bill S-211 in June 2007.

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

It was agreed, — That, notwithstanding the motion adopted on Thursday, May 10, 2007, the Committee append to its report any dissenting opinion submitted to the Clerk of the Committee, no later than Friday, May 18, 2007 by 5:00 p.m.


It was agreed, — That the report be entitled: “Preserving Independence in the Judicial Appointment System”.


It was agreed, — That the draft report , as amended, be adopted.


It was agreed, — That the Chair, the Clerk and the analysts be authorized to make such grammatical and editorial changes as may be necessary without changing the substance of the report.


It was agreed, — That the Chair present the report to the House.


At 5:35 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Diane Diotte
Clerk of the Committee

2007/05/17 2:23 p.m.