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Meeting No. 17
Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights met at 8:40 a.m. this day, in the ARBUTUS Room, Four Seasons Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia, the Chair, Ed Fast, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Joe Comartin, Hon. Ujjal Dosanjh, Ed Fast, Hon. Dominic LeBlanc, Réal Ménard, Rob Moore, Brian Murphy and Brent Rathgeber.


Associate Members present: Dona Cadman, Nina Grewal, Andrew Saxton, John Weston and Alice Wong.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Dominique Valiquet, Analyst.


Witnesses: As individuals: Neil Boyd, Professor of Criminology, Simon Fraser University; Robert M. Gordon, Professor and Director, School of Criminology, Simon Fraser University. Vancouver Police Department: Brad Desmarais, Inspector in Charge, Gangs and Drugs Section; Bob Stewart, Inspector in Charge, Criminal Intelligence Section. Royal Canadian Mounted Police: A/Commr Al Macintyre, Officer in Charge of Criminal Operations, Province of British Columbia; Supt Doug Kiloh, Chief Officer, Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit; C/Supt Fraser MacRae, Officer in Charge, Surrey Detachment; Insp Gary Shinkaruk, Officer in Charge, Outlaw Motorcycle Gang Enforcement; Sgt Roland Wallis, Court Certified Drug Expert and Clandestine Lab Instructor, General Duty Police Officer and Senior Patrol Non-Commissioned Officer. As an individual: Matt Logan, Retired Royal Canadian Mounted Police Operational Psychologist, Behavioural Science Group in Major Crime. Resist Exploitation, Embrace Dignity (REED): Michelle Miller, Executive Director. Vancouver Citizens Against Crime: Wai Young, Coordinator. S.U.C.C.E.S.S.: Evelyn Humphreys, Project Manager, A Chance to Choose. Unincorporated Deuteronomical Society: Bud the Oracle, Chief Justice; Robin Wroe, Registrar.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Monday, February 9, 2009, the Committee resumed its study on the State of Organized Crime.

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.


At 9:40 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 9:53 a.m., the sitting resumed.


At 10:43 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 10:53 a.m., the sitting resumed.


At 12:49 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Miriam Burke
Clerk of the Committee

2009/05/12 3:32 p.m.