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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
 
Meeting No. 2
 
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
 

The Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights met at 11:10 a.m. this day, in Room 237-C, Centre Block, the Chair, Ed Fast, presiding.

 

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

 

Acting Members present: Scott Andrews for Hon. Dominic LeBlanc.

 

In attendance: Library of Parliament: Robin MacKay, Analyst; Dominique Valiquet, Analyst. House of Commons: Jean-François Lafleur, Legislative Clerk.

 

Witnesses: Scott Andrews, M.P.. As individuals: David Bagby; Kathleen Bagby. Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime: Krista Gray-Donald, Director, Advocacy and Awareness; Heidi Illingworth, Executive Director.

 
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Wednesday, March 3, 2010, the Committee commenced consideration of Bill C-464, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (justification for detention in custody).
 

Scott Andrews, Heidi Illingworth and David and Kathleen Bagby each made statements and, with Krista Gray- Donald, answered questions.

 

At 12:31 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:34 p.m., the sitting resumed.

 

The Committee commenced its clause-by-clause study of the Bill.

 

The Chair called Clause 1.

 

On Clause 1,

Bob Dechert moved, — That Bill C-464, in Clause 1, be amended by replacing line 9 on page 1 with the following:

“any person under the age of 18 years, having regard”

 

After debate, the question was put on the amendment of Bob Dechert and it was agreed to.

 

Clause 1, as amended, carried.

 

On new Clause 2,

Bob Dechert moved, — That Bill C-464 be amended by adding after line 14 on page 1 the following new clause:

“2. This Act comes into force 90 days after the day on which it receives royal assent.”

 

By unanimous consent, the amendment was withdrawn.

 

The Title carried.

 

The Bill, as amended, carried.

 

ORDERED, — That the Chair report the Bill, as amended, to the House.

 

ORDERED, — That Bill C-464, as amended, be reprinted for the use of the House at report stage.

 

At 12:44 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:48 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

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

Your Subcommittee met on Thursday, March 11, 2010, to consider the business of the Committee and agreed to make the following recommendations:

On Bill C-464:

That on Bill C-464, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (justification for detention in custody), the Committee invite the sponsor of the Bill, Scott Andrews, M.P., Avalon, as well as David Bagby, Kathleen Bagby and representatives from the Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime on Tuesday, March 16, 2010, and that the Committee proceed to clause by clause consideration following the witnesses.

On the Supplementary Estimates (C):

That the Committee invite the Minister of Justice to appear in relation to the Committee’s study of the Supplementary Estimates (C) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2010, on March 23, 2010 for the first hour.

On the study of the state of organized crime:

That the Committee travel to Toronto, Ontario, for hearings on the state of organized crime on Thursday, March 25, 2010; and

That the Committee travel to Edmonton, Alberta, and Winnipeg, Manitoba, for hearings on the state of organized crime on Monday, March 29 and Tuesday, March 30, 2010.

 

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

 

It was agreed, — That the proposed budget in the amount of $ 14,666 in relation to the study on Bill C-464, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (justification for detention in custody), be adopted.

 

It was agreed, — That the proposed budget in the amount of $ 76,988 for the Committee’s travel to Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Edmonton, Alberta, on Monday, March 29 and Tuesday, March 30, 2010, be adopted and that the Chair present the said budget to the Budget Subcommittee of the Liaison Committee.

 

It was agreed, — That the proposed budget in the amount of $ 36,680 for the Committee’s travel to Toronto, Ontario, on Thursday, March 25, 2010, be adopted and that the Chair present the said budget to the Budget Subcommittee of the Liaison Committee.

 

At 12:57 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

 



Miriam Burke
Clerk of the Committee

 
 
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