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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
 
Meeting No. 24
 
Monday, May 25, 2009
 

The Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights met at 3:31 p.m. this day, in Room 237-C, Centre Block, the Chair, Ed Fast, presiding.

 

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

 

Acting Members present: Hon. Marlene Jennings for Hon. Dominic LeBlanc.

 

Associate Members present: Megan Leslie.

 

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

 

Witnesses: Office of the Correctional Investigator: Howard Sapers, Correctional Investigator. Canadian Council of Criminal Defence Lawyers: William Trudell, Chair. Law Union of Ontario: Dyanoosh Youssefi, Lawyer, Steering Committee Member; Matthew MacGarvey, Lawyer, Member. As an individual: Anthony N. Doob, Professor, Centre of Criminology, University of Toronto. Correctional Service Canada: Don Head, Commissioner. As an individual: Paul Alexander, Barrister, Rosen and Company. Criminal Lawyers' Association of Ontario: Andras Schreck, Director.

 
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Monday, April 20, 2009, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-25, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (limiting credit for time spent in pre-sentencing custody).
 

Dyanoosh Youssefi, Matthew MacGarvey, William Trudell, Anthony N. Doob, and Howard Sapers made statements and answered questions.

 

At 4:43 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:49 p.m., the sitting resumed.

 

Paul Alexander, Don Head, and Andras Schreck made statements and answered questions.

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

It was agreed, — That the Committee meet with members of a delegation from the Czech Republic¸ and that the Clerk make the necessary arrangements for a working dinner at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, June 1, 2009.

 

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

 



Miriam Burke
Clerk of the Committee

 
 
2009/06/29 3:33 p.m.