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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
 
Meeting No. 16
 
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
 

The Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights met in a televised session at 3:31 p.m. this day, in Room 237-C, Centre Block, the Chair, Art Hanger, presiding.

 

Members of the Committee present: Hon. Larry Bagnell, Blaine Calkins, Joe Comartin, Rick Dykstra, Art Hanger, Hon. Dominic LeBlanc, Derek Lee, Réal Ménard, Rob Moore, Brian Murphy and Daniel Petit.

 

Acting Members present: Marc Lemay for Carole Freeman.

 

In attendance: Library of Parliament: Robin MacKay, Analyst; Dominique Valiquet, Analyst. House of Commons: Mike MacPherson, Legislative Clerk; Erica Pereira, Committee Clerk.

 

Appearing: Hon. Rob Nicholson, Minister of Justice.

 

Witnesses: Department of Justice: Judith Bellis, General Counsel, Judicial Affairs, Courts and Tribunal Policy; Catherine McKinnon, Counsel, Judicial Affairs, Courts and Tribunal Policy; David Near, Judicial Affairs Advisor.

 
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Monday, January 28, 2008, the Committee commenced consideration of Bill C-31, An Act to amend the Judges Act.
 

The Chair called Clause 1.

 

The Minister made a statement and, with the other witnesses, answered questions.

 

At 4:33 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:36 p.m., the sitting resumed.

 

The Committee commenced its clause-by-clause study of the Bill.

 

Clause 1 carried.

 

The Title carried.

 

The Bill carried.

 

ORDERED, — That the Chair report the Bill to the House.

 

At 4:37 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:38 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

It was agreed, — That the proposed budget in the amount of $ 15 250, for its study on Bill C-426, An Act to amend the Canada Evidence Act (protection of journalistic and sources and search warrants) be adopted.

 

It was agreed, — That the proposed budget in the amount of $ 18 800 for its study on Bill C-27, An Act to Amend the Criminal Code (identify theft and related misconduct) be adopted.

 

At 4:55 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

 



Miriam Burke
Clerk of the Committee

 
 
2008/03/18 12:10 p.m.