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Meeting No. 13
Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights met by videoconference at 3:31 p.m. this day, in Room 253-D, Centre Block, the Chair, Ed Fast, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Joe Comartin, Ed Fast, Marc Lemay, Réal Ménard, Rob Moore, Brian Murphy, Rick Norlock, Daniel Petit, Brent Rathgeber and Brian Storseth.


Acting Members present: Gérard Asselin for Marc Lemay and Sukh Dhaliwal for Hon. Ujjal Dosanjh.


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


Witnesses: Ottawa Police Service: Christopher Renwick, Criminal Investigative Services, Guns and Gangs Unit ; Bernie Ladouceur, Criminal Investigative Services, Criminal Intelligence. Royal Canadian Mounted Police: Todd G. Shean, Director General, Drugs and Organized Crime; Michel Aubin, Director, Immigration and Passport. Canadian Council of Criminal Defence Lawyers: William Trudell, Chair. Halifax Regional Police: Frank A. Beazley, Chief of Police.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Thursday, March 26, 2009, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-14, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (organized crime and protection of justice system participants).

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.


At 5:25 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:29 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.


It was agreed, — That the operational budget in the amount of $20,250 in relation to the study on the State of Organized Crime, be adopted.


It was agreed, — That the Committee travel to Vancouver from Wednesday, April 29, 2009, to Friday, May 1, 2009, in relation to its study on the State of Organized Crime.


At 5:31 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Miriam Burke
Clerk of the Committee

2009/04/03 3:22 p.m.