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Meeting No. 19
Thursday, February 9, 2012

The Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights met at 11:02 a.m. this day, in Room 7-52, 131 Queen Street, the Chair, Dave MacKenzie, presiding.


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


Acting Members present: Dan Albas for Kyle Seeback and Yvon Godin for Jack Harris.


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


Witnesses: Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies: Kim Pate, Executive Director. Association of Professional Security Agencies: Ross McLeod, President. Canadian Bar Association: Eric Gottardi, Vice-Chair, National Criminal Justice Section. Canadian Police Association: Tom Stamatakis, President.

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

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.


At 12:36 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:40 p.m., the sitting resumed.

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

On motion of Robert Goguen, it was agreed, — That, in relation to the study of Bill C-26, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (citizen's arrest and the defences of property and persons), the proposed budget in the amount of $28,100 be adopted.


At 12:44 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Jean-François Pagé
Clerk of the Committee

2012/02/10 11:17 a.m.