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Meeting No. 53
Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights met at 3:31 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.


Witnesses: St. Leonard's Society of Canada: Elizabeth White, Executive Director; Anita Desai, Research and Policy Advisor. Canadian Bar Association: Gaylene Schellenberg, Lawyer, Legislation and Law Reform; Richard Stroppel, Member, National Criminal Justice Section. As an individual: Nicholas Bala, Professor of Law, Faculty of Law, Queen's University. Statistics Canada: Julie McAuley, Director, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics; Craig Grimes, Chief and Advisor, Courts Program, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics; Rebecca Kong, Chief, Correctional Services Program, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics; Mia Dauvergne, Senior Analyst, Policing Services Program, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics.

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

Elizabeth White, Gaylene Schellenberg, Richard Stroppel and Nicholas Bala made statements and answered questions.


At 4:38 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:42 p.m., the sitting resumed.


Julie McAuley made a statement and, with Craig Grimes and Rebecca Kong, answered questions.


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


Miriam Burke
Clerk of the Committee

2011/03/14 11:23 a.m.