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Meeting No. 4
Thursday, November 29, 2007

The Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights met at 11:08 a.m. this day, in Room 371, West Block, the Chair, Art Hanger, presiding.


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


Acting Members present: Bonnie Brown for Brian Murphy and Bruce Stanton for Daniel Petit.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Robin MacKay, Analyst.


Witnesses: Department of Justice: Donald K. Piragoff, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister; Barbara Merriam, Acting Director General. Public Prosecution Service of Canada: Brian Saunders, Acting Director of Public Prosecutions; Marc Fortin, Acting General Counsel and Director, Office of the General Counsel and Director; George Dolhai, Acting Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Headquarters.

Pursuant to Standing Order 81(5), the Committee resumed consideration of the Supplementary Estimates (A) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2008: Votes 1a, 5a, 20a, 30a and 35a under JUSTICE, referred to the Committee on Tuesday, October 30, 2007.

Donald K. Piragoff made a statement and, with Barbara Merriam, answered questions.


At 11:59 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:02 p.m., the sitting resumed.


Brian Saunders made a statement and, with Marc Fortin and George Dolhai, answered questions.


The Chair called Vote 1a under JUSTICE.


Vote 1a under JUSTICE carried.


The Chair called Vote 5a under JUSTICE.


Vote 5a under JUSTICE carried.


The Chair called Vote 20a under JUSTICE.


Vote 20a under JUSTICE carried.


The Chair called Vote 30a under JUSTICE.


Vote 30a under JUSTICE carried.


The Chair called Vote 35a under JUSTICE.


Vote 35a under JUSTICE carried.


ORDERED, — That the Chair report the Supplementary Estimates (A) to the House.


At 12:54 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:54 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.


At 1:05 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Miriam Burke
Clerk of the Committee

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