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Meeting No. 16
Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights met in a televised session at 11:01 a.m. this day, in Room 237-C, Centre Block, the Chair, Ed Fast, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Joe Comartin, Ed Fast, Hon. Dominic LeBlanc, Marc Lemay, Serge Ménard, Alexandra Mendes, Brian Murphy, Rick Norlock, Daniel Petit, Brent Rathgeber and Stephen Woodworth.


Acting Members present: Mike Lake for Bob Dechert.


Associate Members present: Shelly Glover and Megan Anissa Leslie.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Robin MacKay, Analyst; Dominique Valiquet, Analyst; Lyne Casavant, Analyst. Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights: Simon Larouche, Committee Clerk.


Appearing: Hon. Rob Nicholson, P.C., M.P..


Witnesses: Department of Justice: Paula Kingston, Youth Justice, Strategic Initiatives and Law Reform; Catherine Latimer, Youth Justice, Strategic Initiatives and Law Reform.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Monday, May 3, 2010, the Committee commenced consideration of Bill C-4, An Act to amend the Youth Criminal Justice Act and to make consequential and related amendments to other Acts.

Pursuant to Standing Order 75(1), consideration of Clause 1 is postponed.

The Chair calls Clause 2.


The Minister made a statement and, with Paula Kingston, answered questions.


At 11:56 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:30 p.m., the sitting resumed.


The witnesses answered questions.


At 12:48 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:51 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

It was agreed, — That, in relation to Bill C-4, senior officials from the Department of Justice be invited to appear.


It was agreed, — That, in relation to Bill C-4, the Committee request that Department of Justice officials provide a list of offences in order of severity and the corresponding list of prison terms incurred.


It was agreed, — That the Committee consider the Main Estimates 2010-11 on May 27, 2010, for one hour and that the Minister of Justice be invited to appear.


At 1:07 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Miriam Burke
Clerk of the Committee

2011/03/29 10:39 a.m.