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Meeting No. 5
Tuesday, December 4, 2007

The Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights met at 11:05 a.m. this day, in Room 253-D, Centre Block, the Chair, Art Hanger, presiding.


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


Acting Members present: Hon. Navdeep Bains for Brian Murphy, Hon. Carolyn Bennett for Hon. Marlene Jennings and Bob Mills for Rick Dykstra.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Robin MacKay, Analyst; Dominique Valiquet, Analyst.


Witnesses: House of Commons: Andrew Scheer, M.P., Regina—Qu'Appelle. Insurance Bureau of Canada: Mark Yakabuski, President and Chief Executive Officer; Richard Dubin, Vice-President, Investigations. Auto Theft Canada: Ken Haywood, Founder.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Tuesday, October 16, 2007, the Committee commenced consideration of Bill C-343, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (motor vehicle theft).

The Chair calls Clause 1.


Andrew Scheer made a statement and answered questions.


At 11:53 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 11:55 a.m., the sitting resumed.


Mark Yakabuski and Ken Haywood made statements and, with Richard Dubin, answered questions.


At 12:57 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 1:02 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

It was agreed, — That the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights study section 462.34 of the Criminal Code and its application after its study of Bill C-23 comes to a close; that the Committee dedicate a minimum of 1 session to this study at a time when there is no legislation before the Committee; that the Chair of the Committee report its findings to the House.


It was agreed, — That in conjunction with its study on Bill C-25, An Act to amend the Youth Criminal Justice Act, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights undertake a study of the Nunn Report and its recommendations for federal action on the issues of violent crime and patterns of repeat offences amongst youth and possible improvements to the Youth Criminal Justice Act and report these findings to the House.


At 1:06 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Miriam Burke
Clerk of the Committee

2008/02/01 8:51 a.m.