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Meeting No. 75
Thursday, June 7, 2007

The Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights met at 9:00 a.m. this day, in Room 209, West Block, the Chair, Art Hanger, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Joe Comartin, Rick Dykstra, Carole Freeman, Art Hanger, Hon. Marlene Jennings, Derek Lee, Réal Ménard, Rob Moore and Daniel Petit.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Robin MacKay, Analyst; Laura Barnett, Analyst.


Witnesses: Mothers Against Drunk Driving: Margaret Miller, National President; Robert Solomon, Director, Legal Policy. Canadian Council of Criminal Defence Lawyers: Mark Brayford, Vice-Chair. B.C. Civil Liberties Association: Kirk Tousaw, Chair, Drug Policy Committee.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Tuesday, February 6, 2007, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-32, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (impaired driving) and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.

Robert Solomon made a statement and, with the other witness from Mothers Against Drunk Driving, answered questions.


Mark Brayford made a statement and answered questions.


Kirk Tousaw made a statement and answered questions.


At 10:47 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 10:48 a.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

It was agreed, — That the Committee hear more witnesses in relation to the study of Bill C-32 on Thursday, June 14, 2007.


It was agreed, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 97.1(1), the Committee present a report seeking an extension of thirty (30) sitting days in order to complete its consideration of Bill S-211, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (lottery schemes).


At 11:02 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Diane Diotte
Clerk of the Committee

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