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Meeting No. 16
Monday, April 27, 2009

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


Members of the Committee present: Hon. Ujjal Dosanjh, Ed Fast, Hon. Dominic LeBlanc, Marc Lemay, Réal Ménard, Rob Moore, Brian Murphy, Rick Norlock, Daniel Petit, Brent Rathgeber and Brian Storseth.


Acting Members present: Libby Davies for Joe Comartin and Mark Warawa for Brian Storseth.


Associate Members present: Megan Leslie.


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


Witnesses: Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network: Richard Elliott, Executive Director. John Howard Society of Canada: Craig Jones, Executive Director. Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy: Tara Lyons, Executive Director . Canadian Civil Liberties Association: Graeme Norton, Director, Public Safety Project. As an individual: Darryl Plecas, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Research Chair and Director of the Centre for Criminal Justice Research, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University College of the Fraser Valley.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Friday, March 27, 2009, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-15, An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts.

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.

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

On motion of Brian Murphy, it was agreed, — That the proposed budget in the amount of $33,250 in relation to Bill C-15, An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts, be adopted.


At 5:26 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Miriam Burke
Clerk of the Committee

2009/04/28 1:09 p.m.