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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
 
Meeting No. 12
 
Thursday, November 17, 2011
 

The Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights met in a televised session at 8:45 a.m. this day, in Room 237-C, Centre Block, the Chair, Dave MacKenzie, presiding.

 

Members of the Committee present: Françoise Boivin, Charmaine Borg, Hon. Irwin Cotler, Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, Robert Goguen, Jack Harris, Pierre Jacob, Brian Jean, Dave MacKenzie, Brent Rathgeber, Kyle Seeback and Stephen Woodworth.

 

Acting Members present: Sean Casey for Hon. Irwin Cotler, Sylvain Chicoine for Françoise Boivin, Kevin Lamoureux for Hon. Irwin Cotler, Kevin Lamoureux for Hon. Irwin Cotler, Alexandrine Latendresse for Françoise Boivin, Ted Opitz for Stephen Woodworth, Mark Strahl for Kyle Seeback, Philip Toone for Charmaine Borg, Philip Toone for Jack Harris, Nycole Turmel for Robert Goguen, Jeff Watson for Brent Rathgeber, Jeff Watson for Kyle Seeback and David Wilks for Kyle Seeback.

 

In attendance: House of Commons: Lucie Tardif-Carpentier, Legislative Clerk; Mike MacPherson, Legislative Clerk; Alexandre Roger, Procedural Clerk; Joann Garbig, Procedural Clerk. Library of Parliament: Julia Nicol, Analyst; Tanya Dupuis, Analyst.

 

Witnesses: Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness: Larisa Galadza, Senior Director, National Security Policy, Public Safety Canada; Mary Campbell, Director General, Corrections Directorate; Emmanuelle Deault-Bonin, Senior Policy Analyst, National Security Policy Directorate. Department of Justice: Catherine Kane, Director General and Senior General Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section; Paula Kingston, Senior Counsel, Youth Justice and Strategic Initiatives Section; Paul Saint-Denis, Senior Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section.

 
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Wednesday, September 28, 2011, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-10, An Act to enact the Justice for Victims of Terrorism Act and to amend the State Immunity Act, the Criminal Code, the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Corrections and Conditional Release Act, the Youth Criminal Justice Act, the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and other Acts.
 
The Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee business.
 

Robert Goguen moved, — That, if the Committee has not completed the clause by clause consideration of Bill C-10 by 11:59 p.m. on November 17, 2011, that the Chair put all and every question necessary to dispose of this stage of the Bill forthwith and successively, without further debate, and then the Chair be ordered to report the Bill back to the House on or before November 18, 2011; and that the Chair limit debate on each clause to a maximum of 5 minutes per party per clause before the clause comes to a vote.

Debate arose thereon.

 

Robert Goguen moved, — That the Committee sit beyond its regular schedule on Thursday, November 17, 2011.

 

The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following recorded division: YEAS: Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, Robert Goguen, Brian Jean, Brent Rathgeber, Kyle Seeback, Stephen Woodworth — 6; NAYS: Françoise Boivin, Charmaine Borg, Irwin Cotler, Jack Harris, Pierre Jacob — 5.

 

At 10:47 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 115(5), the sitting was suspended.

At 11:20 a.m., the sitting resumed.

 

At 1:50 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 3:30 p.m., the sitting resumed.

 

Jack Harris moved, — That the motion be amended by replacing after “that” by “the Committee adjourn until Tuesday, November 22 at 8:45 a.m., and sit until 2:00 p.m. to resume clause-by-clause consideration of Bill C-10 (Safe Streets and Communities Act); that the Committee reconvene at 3:30 p.m., and adjourn at midnight or earlier provided that the three parties agree; that, if necessary, the Committee resume on Wednesday, November 23 at 3:30 p.m., and that at 11:59 p.m. the Chair put all and every question necessary to dispose of this stage of the Bill forthwith and successively without further debate;

that the Bill be reported back on Thursday, November 24, 2011;

that the Chair limit debate to a maximum of 10 minutes per party, per clause, except for clauses 34, 39, 40, 41, 42, and 43”.

 

The question was put on the amendment of Jack Harris and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 11; NAYS: 0.

 

The question was put on the motion, as amended, and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 11; NAYS: 0.

 

The motion, as amended, read as follows:

That the Committee adjourn until Tuesday, November 22 at 8:45 a.m., and sit until 2:00 p.m. to resume clause-by-clause consideration of Bill C-10 (Safe Streets and Communities Act); that the Committee reconvene at 3:30 p.m., and adjourn at midnight or earlier provided that the three parties agree; that, if necessary, the Committee resume on Wednesday, November 23 at 3:30 p.m., and that at 11:59 p.m. the Chair put all and every question necessary to dispose of this stage of the Bill forthwith and successively without further debate;

that the Bill be reported back on Thursday, November 24, 2011;

that the Chair limit debate to a maximum of 10 minutes per party, per clause, except for clauses 34, 39, 40, 41, 42, and 43.

 

At 5:42 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

 



Jean-François Pagé
Clerk of the Committee

 
 
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