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Meeting No. 39
Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights met in a televised session at 3:42 p.m. this day, in Room 253-D, Centre Block, the Chair, Ed Fast, presiding.


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


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Robin MacKay, Analyst.


Appearing: Hon. Mr. Rob Nicholson, P.C., M.P., Minister of Justice.


Witnesses: Department of Justice: John Giokas, Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section; Myles J. Kirvan, Deputy Minister of Justice and Deputy Attorney General of Canada . Department of National Defence: Bruce MacGregor, Director of Law, Military Justice Policy and Research.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Tuesday, November 16, 2010, the Committee commenced consideration of Bill C-48, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and to make consequential amendments to the National Defence Act.

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

The Chair calls Clause 2.


John Giokas made a statement and, with LCol Bruce MacGregor, answered questions.


At 4:21 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:31 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Pursuant to Standing Order 81(5), the Committee commenced consideration of the Supplementary Estimates (B) 2010-2011: Votes 1b, 5b, 30b and 35b under JUSTICE referred to the Committee on Thursday, November 4, 2010.

The Chair calls Vote 1b under JUSTICE.


The Minister made a statement and, with Myles J. Kirvan, answered questions.


By unanimous consent, Votes 1b, 5b, 30b and 35b under JUSTICE carried on division.


ORDERED, — That the Chair report Votes 1b, 5b, 30b and 35b, under JUSTICE to the House.


At 5:31 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Miriam Burke
Clerk of the Committee

2011/03/25 3:47 p.m.