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Meeting No. 35
Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights met at 3:32 p.m. this day, in Room 253-D, Centre Block, for the purpose of electing a Chair, pursuant to Standing Order 106(1).


Members of the Committee present: Joe Comartin, Hon. Ujjal Dosanjh, Ed Fast, Hon. Dominic LeBlanc, Marc Lemay, Serge Ménard, Rob Moore, Rick Norlock, Daniel Petit, Brent Rathgeber and Stephen Woodworth.


Acting Members present: Hon. Marlene Jennings for Brian Murphy.


In attendance: House of Commons: Paul Cardegna, Procedural Clerk. Library of Parliament: Robin MacKay, Analyst; Dominique Valiquet, Analyst.


Witnesses: Law Society of New Brunswick: Marie-Claude Bélanger-Richard, Vice-President.

The Clerk of the Committee presided over the election of a Chair.

On motion of Dominic LeBlanc, it was agreed, — That Ed Fast be elected Chair of the Committee.


The Clerk of the Committee presided over the election of the Vice-Chairs.


On motion of Rob Moore, it was agreed, — That Brian Murphy be elected First Vice-Chair of the Committee.


On motion of Marc Lemay, it was agreed, — That Serge Ménard be elected Second Vice-Chair of the Committee.


Ed Fast took the Chair.


By unanimous consent, it was agreed, — That the Committee proceed to the study of Bill C-232, An Act to amend the Supreme Court Act (understanding the official languages).

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Wednesday, May 27, 2009, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-232, An Act to amend the Supreme Court Act (understanding the official languages).

The witness made a statement and answered questions.


At 4:49 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:53 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.


It was agreed, — That the proposed budget in the amount of $ 61,049, for the Committee’s travel to Montreal and Halifax for the study on the state of organized crime be adopted and that the Chair present the said budget to the Budget Subcommittee of the Liaison Committee.


At 5:03 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Miriam Burke
Clerk of the Committee

2009/10/01 4:09 p.m.