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Meeting No. 18
Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights met in a televised session at 11:35 a.m. this day, in Room 237-C, Centre Block, the Chair, Dave MacKenzie, presiding.


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


Acting Members present: Bob Dechert for Kyle Seeback, Hon. Judy Sgro for Hon. Irwin Cotler and David Wilks for Stephen Woodworth.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Julia Nicol, Analyst; Dominique Valiquet, Analyst.


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


Witnesses: Department of Justice: Catherine Kane, Director General and Senior General Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section; Joanne Klineberg, Senior Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Thursday, December 15, 2011, the Committee commenced consideration of Bill C-26, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (citizen's arrest and the defences of property and persons).

The Minister made a statement and answered questions.


Catherine Kane and Joanne Klineberg answered questions.


At 12:47 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

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

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

The Chair presented the Third Report from the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure. The Report was concurred in and read as follows:

The Subcommittee recommend the following to the Committee:

That the Committee give priority to the study of Bill C-26, an Act to amend the Criminal Code (citizen's arrest and the defences of property and persons);

That the Committee hold one more meeting to hear the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Criminal Intelligence Service Canada on our Report on Organized Crime;

That the Committee hear witnesses on Bill C-290, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (sports betting).


At 12:59 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Jean-François Pagé
Clerk of the Committee

2012/02/16 10:35 a.m.