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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
 
Meeting No. 2
 
Thursday, November 22, 2007
 

The Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights met in camera at 11:13 a.m. this day, in Room 269, West Block, the Chair, Art Hanger, presiding.

 

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

 

Acting Members present: Rick Norlock for Rob Moore and Ève-Mary Thaï Thi Lac for Carole Freeman.

 

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 First Report from the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure to the members of the Standing Committee.

 

It was agreed, — That the Committee commence consideration of the Supplementary Estimates (A) 2007-2008 on November 27, 2007.

 

It was agreed, — That the Committee invite the Minister of Justice and departmental officials to discuss the Supplementary Estimates (A) on November 27, 2007.

 

It was agreed, — That the Committee invite representatives from the Department of Justice to discuss the Supplementary Estimates (A) regarding the Legal Aid Program on November 29 for the first hour and; that the Committee invite officials from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for the second hour of the same meeting.

 

It was agreed, — That the Committee begin study on Bill C-343, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (motor vehicle theft) on December 4 and invite Andrew Scheer to appear for the first hour and other witnesses, to be determined, for the second hour, and continue hearing witnesses on December 6, 2007.

 

It was agreed, — That the Committee begin study on Bill C-428, An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (methamphetamine) on December 11 and invite Chris Warkentin to appear for the first hour and other witnesses, to be determined, for the second hour and continue hearing witnesses on December 13, 2007.

 

It was agreed, — That the First Report from the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure, as amended, be adopted.

 

At 11:56 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

 



Miriam Burke
Clerk of the Committee

 
 
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