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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
 
Meeting No. 2
 
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
 

The Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights met at 9:19 a.m. this day, in Room 228, La Promenade Building, the Chair, Dave MacKenzie, presiding.

 

Members of the Committee present: Charmaine Borg, Joe Comartin, Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, Robert Goguen, Brian Jean, Dave MacKenzie, Brent Rathgeber, Kyle Seeback, Kennedy Stewart and Stephen Woodworth.

 

Acting Members present: Ted Hsu for Hon. Irwin Cotler and Philip Toone for Pierre Jacob.

 

Other Members present: Elizabeth May.

 

In attendance: Library of Parliament: Lyne Casavant, Analyst; Julia Nicol, Analyst. House of Commons: Mike MacPherson, Legislative Clerk; Alexandre Roger, Procedural Clerk.

 

Appearing: Hon. Rob Nicholson, P.C., M.P., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada.

 

Witnesses: Department of Justice: Catherine Kane, Director General and Senior General Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section; Anouk Desaulniers, Senior Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section. Association of Justice Counsel: Marco Mendicino, President.

 
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Thursday, June 16, 2011, the Committee commenced consideration of Bill C-2, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (mega-trials).
 

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

The Chair called Clause 2.

 

The Minister and Marco Mendicino made statements and, with Anouk Desaulniers, answered questions.

 

The Committee commenced its clause-by-clause study of the Bill.

 

Clause 2 carried.

 

Clause 3 carried.

 

Clause 4 carried.

 

Clause 5 carried.

 

Clause 6 carried.

 

Clause 7 carried.

 

By unanimous consent, Clauses 8 to 17 inclusive carried severally.

 

The Short Title carried.

 

The Title carried on the following recorded division: YEAS: Charmaine Borg, Joe Comartin, Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, Robert Goguen, Brian Jean, Brent Rathgeber, Kyle Seeback, Kennedy Stewart, Philip Toone, Stephen Woodworth — 10; NAYS: Ted Hsu — 1.

 

The Bill carried.

 

ORDERED, — That the Chair report the Bill to the House.

 

At 10:17 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

 



Jean-François Pagé
Clerk of the Committee

 
 
2011/09/20 12:55 p.m.