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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
 
Meeting No. 33
 
Thursday, September 17, 2009
 

The Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights met in a televised session at 9:02 a.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, Hon. Dominic LeBlanc, Marc Lemay, Rob Moore, Brian Murphy, Rick Norlock, Daniel Petit and Brent Rathgeber.

 

Associate Members present: Serge Ménard and Stephen Woodworth.

 

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

 

Appearing: Hon. Rob Nicholson, Minister of Justice.

 

Witnesses: Department of Justice: Marke Kilkie, Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section; Joanne Klineberg, Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section.

 
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Wednesday, June 17, 2009, the Committee commenced consideration of Bill S-4, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (identity theft and related misconduct).
 

The Chair called Clause 1.

 

The Minister made a statement and, with the other witnesses, answered questions.

 

At 9:59 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 10:04 a.m., the sitting resumed.

 

At 10:39 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 10:44 a.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

It was agreed, — That the proposed budget in the amount of $ 26,450, in relation to the study on Bill C-232, An Act to amend the Supreme Court Act (understanding the official languages), be adopted.

 

The Chair presented the Sixth Report from the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure which read as follows:

Your Subcommittee met on Tuesday, September 15, 2009, to consider the business of the Committee and agreed to make the following recommendations:

On Bill S-4:

That the Committee begin consideration of Bill S-4, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (identity theft and related misconduct) on Thursday, September 17, 2009, and that the Minister of Justice and senior officials be invited to appear;

That the Committee hear witnesses on Monday, September 28, and on Wednesday, October 7 if necessary.

On Bill C-232:

That, on Wednesday, September 30, the Committee invite additional witnesses;

On Bill C-36:

That the Committee begin consideration of Bill C-36, An Act to amend the Criminal Code on Monday, October 19, 2009, and that the Minister of Justice and senior officials be invited to appear;

On Declaring Certain Groups Criminal Organizations:

That the Committee proceed to providing drafting instructions for the Report on Monday, October 5 for one hour, and;

On Organized Crime:

That, the Committee travel to Montreal and Halifax in relation to its study on organized crime from October 21 to 23.

On the review of the Canadian Human Rights Act:

That the Committee begin consideration of the study of the Canadian Human Rights Act and in particular Section 13 on Monday, October 5 for one hour.

 

It was agreed, — That the Committee would continue to hold regular hearings on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and that the report of the Subcommittee be adjusted accordingly.

 

It was agreed, — That the report of the Subcommittee, as amended, be concurred in.

 

At 10:56 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

 



Miriam Burke
Clerk of the Committee

 
 
2009/11/25 3:20 p.m.