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Meeting No. 17
Wednesday, March 5, 2008

The Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights met at 3:33 p.m. this day, in Room 308, West Block, the Chair, Art Hanger, presiding.


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


Acting Members present: David Christopherson for Joe Comartin, Serge Ménard for Carole Freeman and Bev Shipley for Rick Dykstra.


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


Witnesses: Serge Ménard, M.P., Marc-Aurèle-Fortin. Department of Justice: Josée Desjardins, General Counsel and Director, National Security Group; Karen Markham, Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section. Department of National Defence: LCol Jill Wry, Director of Law, Military Justice, Policy and Research, Office of the Judge Advocate General. Government of Alberta: Joshua Hawkes, Appellate Counsel, Appeals Branch.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Wednesday, November 28, 2007, the Committee commenced consideration of Bill C-426, An Act to amend the Canada Evidence Act (protection of journalistic sources and search warrants).

The Chair called Clause 1.


Serge Ménard, M.P., (Marc-Aurèle-Fortin) made a statement and answered questions.


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

At 4:34 p.m., the sitting resumed.


The witnesses made statements and answered questions.


At 5:20 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Miriam Burke
Clerk of the Committee

2008/03/20 10:21 a.m.