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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
 
Meeting No. 45
 
Monday, November 2, 2009
 

The Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights met at 3:32 p.m. this day, in Room 371, West Block, the Chair, Ed Fast, presiding.

 

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

 

Acting Members present: Hon. Larry Bagnell for Hon. Dominic LeBlanc.

 

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

 

Witnesses: Criminal Lawyers' Association: Michael Mandelcorn, Regional Director. Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies: Kim Pate, Executive Director. Victims of Violence: Sharon Rosenfeldt.

 
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Thursday, June 18, 2009, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-36, An Act to amend the Criminal Code.
 

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.

 

At 4:59 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:02 p.m., the sitting resumed.

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

On motion of Joe Comartin, it was agreed, — That the proposed budget in the amount of $ 40,517, for the Committee’s travel to Toronto, in relation to the study on organized crime, be adopted and that the Chair present the said budget to the Budget Subcommittee of the Liaison Committee.

 

Rob Moore moved, — That the Committee begin clause by clause consideration of Bill C-36, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (Serious Time for the Most Serious Crime Act) on Wednesday, November 4th, and that the meeting not adjourn until clause by clause consideration is complete.

Debate arose thereon.

 

Marc Lemay moved, — That the motion be amended by replacing the words “that the meeting not adjourn until clause by clause consideration is complete.” with the words “that if clause by clause consideration is not completed by 5:30 p.m. on November 4th that it continue on November 16th and be completed on Novemner 16th”.

Debate arose thereon.

 

Marlene Jennings moved, — That the amendment be amended by adding the word “should” after the word “That” and before the words “the Committee”.

 

After debate, the question was put on the subamendment of Marlene Jennings and it was negatived, by a show of hands: YEAS: 5; NAYS: 6.

 

After debate, the question was put on the amendment of Marc Lemay and it was negatived, by a show of hands: YEAS: 5; NAYS: 6.

 

Joe Comartin moved, — That the Committee do now adjourn.

 

The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 6; NAYS: 3.

 

At 5:33 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

 



Miriam Burke
Clerk of the Committee

 
 
2009/11/03 2:36 p.m.