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Meeting No. 68
Monday, April 15, 2013

The Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights met at 3:30 p.m. this day, in Room 306, La Promenade Building, the Chair, Mike Wallace, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Dan Albas, Scott Armstrong, Françoise Boivin, Robert Goguen, Pierre Jacob, Wayne Marston, Kyle Seeback, Mike Wallace and David Wilks.


Acting Members present: Malcolm Allen for Wayne Marston, Blaine Calkins for Brent Rathgeber, Matthew Dubé for Pierre Jacob, Alain Giguère for Hoang Mai and Massimo Pacetti for Hon. Irwin Cotler.


In attendance: House of Commons: Philippe Méla, Legislative Clerk; David-Andrés Novoa, Legislative Clerk. Library of Parliament: Cynthia Kirkby, Analyst; Dominique Valiquet, Analyst.


Witnesses: Canadian Medical Association: Anna Reid, President; Maura Ricketts, Director, Office of Public Health. As an individual: Samuel Jeffrey Gutman, President, Rockdoc Consulting. Department of Justice: Hal Pruden, Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Wednesday, November 28, 2012, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill S-209, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (prize fights).

Anna Reid and Samuel Jeffrey Gutman, by videoconference from Vancouver, British Columbia, made statements and answered questions.


At 4:35 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:37 p.m., the sitting resumed.


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


The Chair called Clause 1.


Clause 1 carried.


The Title carried.


The Bill carried.


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


At 4:40 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Jean-François Pagé
Clerk of the Committee

2013/04/17 10:57 a.m.