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Meeting No. 39
Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights met in camera at 3:38 p.m. this day, in Room 269, West Block, the Vice-Chair, Serge Ménard, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Joe Comartin, Hon. Marlene Jennings, Serge Ménard, Rob Moore, Rick Norlock, Daniel Petit, Brent Rathgeber and Stephen Woodworth.


Acting Members present: Hon. Larry Bagnell for Brian Murphy and Louis Plamondon for Marc Lemay.


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

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Wednesday, April 22, 2009, the Committee resumed its study on declaring certain groups criminal organizations.

The Committee commenced consideration of a draft report.


At 3:41 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 3:49 p.m., the sitting resumed.

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

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

Your Subcommittee met on Tuesday, October 20, 2009, to consider the business of the Committee and agreed to make the following recommendations:

On Bill C-36:

That, on Bill C-36, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (Serious Time for the Most Serious Crime Act) the Committee hear witnesses on Wednesday, October 28 and Monday, November 2 and;

That if there are no more witnesses to be heard, that the Committee proceed to clause by clause consideration following the witnesses on Monday, November 2.

On Bill C-232:

That, on Bill C-232, An Act to amend the Supreme Court Act (understanding the official languages), on Wednesday, November 4, the Committee invite additional witnesses or proceed to clause-by-clause consideration.

On the review of the Canadian Human Rights Act (section 13):

That, on the study of the Canadian Human Rights Act, (section 13), on Monday October 26, the Committee invite Jennifer Lynch, Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission for the first hour and that for the second hour, the Committee invite Richard Moon and a representative from the Canadian Jewish Congress;

And that the Committee invite additional witnesses on Monday, November 16.

On the study on organized crime:

That, the Committee travel to Toronto in relation to its study on organized crime on Monday, November 30.


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


At 4:25 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Miriam Burke
Clerk of the Committee

2010/02/11 1:48 p.m.