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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
 
Meeting No. 6
 
Thursday, December 6, 2007
 

The Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights met at 11:10 a.m. this day, in Room 269, West Block, the Chair, Art Hanger, presiding.

 

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

 

Acting Members present: Ken Boshcoff for Hon. Marlene Jennings, Rodger Cuzner for Brian Murphy, Ed Komarnicki for Rick Dykstra, Brian Masse for Joe Comartin, Brent St. Denis for Hon. Marlene Jennings and Dave Van Kesteren for Rick Dykstra.

 

In attendance: Library of Parliament: Robin MacKay, Analyst. House of Commons: Mike MacPherson, Legislative Clerk.

 

Witnesses: Canadian Automobile Dealers Association: Thomas D. Donnelly, Chairman; Huw Williams, Director, Public Affairs. Ontario Provincial Police: Scott Mills, Detective Staff Sergeant Unit Commander, Provincial Auto Theft Team, Organized Crime Section. North American Export Committee: Ben Jillett, Investigator, Provincial Auto Theft Team. As an individual: Julian V. Roberts, Professor, Centre for Criminology, Oxford University. Winnipeg Police Service: Jim Poole, Inspector. National Committee to Reduce Auto Theft: Barry Gordon Ward, Executive Director.

 
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).
 

Thomas D. Donnelly, Scott Mills, Ben Jillet and Julian V. Roberts each made a statement and, with Huw Williams, answered questions.

 

At 12:30 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:38 p.m., the sitting resumed.

 

Jim Poole and Barry Ward each made a statement and, answered questions.

 

At 13:29 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 13:38 p.m., the sitting resumed.

 

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

 

On Clause 1,

Derek Lee moved, — That Bill C-343, in Clause 1, be amended by replacing lines 9 to 30 on page 1 with the following:

“tion and is liable

(a) if the offence is prosecuted by indictment, to imprisonment for a term of not more than ten years; and

(b) if the offence is punishable on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term of not more than two years.”

Debate arose thereon.

 

At 1:50 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 1:53 p.m., the sitting resumed.

 

After debate, the question was put on the amendment of Derek Lee and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 7; NAYS: 4.

 
Derek Lee moved, — That Bill C-343, in Clause 1, be amended by deleting lines 1 to 6 on page 2.

 

The question was put on the amendment of Derek Lee and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 7; NAYS: 4.

 

By unanimous consent, it was agreed, — That the result of the vote on the previous amendment be applied to the following three (3) amendments which are therefore also adopted:

That Bill C-343, in Clause 1, be amended by deleting lines 7 to 12 on page 2.

That Bill C-343, in Clause 1, be amended by deleting lines 13 to 18 on page 2.

That Bill C-343, in Clause 1, be amended by deleting lines 19 to 23 on page 2.

 
Rob Moore moved, — That Bill C-343, in Clause 1, be amended by adding after line 23 on page 2 the following:

“(6) Despite section 742.1, a person convicted of a second or subsequent offence may not serve their sentence in the community.”

 

The question was put on the amendment of Rob Moore and it was negatived, by a show of hands: YEAS: 4; NAYS: 7.

 

The Title carried.

 

The Bill, as amended, carried.

 

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

 

ORDERED, — That Bill C-343, as amended, be reprinted for the use of the House at report stage.

 

At 2:01 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

 



Miriam Burke
Clerk of the Committee

 
 
2007/12/11 7:52 a.m.