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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
 
Meeting No. 75
 
Monday, June 3, 2013
 

The Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights met in a televised session at 3:29 p.m. this day, in Room 253-D, Centre Block, the Chair, Mike Wallace, presiding.

 

Members of the Committee present: Dan Albas, Scott Armstrong, Robert Goguen, Pierre Jacob, Hoang Mai, Kyle Seeback, Mike Wallace and David Wilks.

 

Acting Members present: Patrick Brown for Brent Rathgeber, Blaine Calkins for Brent Rathgeber, Sean Casey for Hon. Irwin Cotler, Anne-Marie Day for Wayne Marston and Craig Scott for Françoise Boivin.

 

In attendance: Library of Parliament: Dominique Valiquet, Analyst.

 

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

 

Witnesses: Department of Justice: Carole Morency, Acting Director General and Senior General Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section; Julie Besner, Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section.

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

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

1. That the Committee study Bill C-54, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the National Defence Act (mental disorder), by inviting the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, Rob Nicholson and Senior Officials on Monday, June 3, 2013.

2. That the committee hear witnesses on Bill C-54, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the National Defence Act (mental disorder), on Wednesday, June 5 and Monday, June 10, 2013, for a duration of three hours.

3. That the committee hear witnesses on Bill C-54, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the National Defence Act (mental disorder, during the first two hours of Wednesday, June 12, 2013.

4. That the committee proceed to the clause-by-clause consideration of Bill C-54, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the National Defence Act (mental disorder, during the third hour of Wednesday, June 12, 2013.

 
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Tuesday, May 28, 2013, the Committee commenced consideration of Bill C-54, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the National Defence Act (mental disorder).
 

The Minister made a statement and answered questions.

 

At 4:30 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:33 p.m., the sitting resumed.

 

Robert Goguen moved, — That, in relation to the Order of Reference of Tuesday, May 28, 2013, respecting Bill C-54, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the National Defence Act (mental disorder),

(a) amendments shall be submitted to the clerk of the Committee no later than 4:00 p.m. on June 10, 2013, for the clause-by-clause consideration of the Bill, which is to be completed on June 12, 2013, and be distributed to members in both official languages;

(b) the Chair shall forthwith write to each Member of Parliament who is not a member of a caucus represented on the Committee to invite those Members to file with the clerk of the Committee any amendments to the Bill which they would propose that the Committee consider;

(c) any proposed amendment filed with the clerk, pursuant to paragraph (b), shall be filed, in both official languages, no later than 4:00 p.m. on June 10, 2013, for the clause-by-clause consideration of the Bill and shall be presented together with any amendments which may have been filed by members of the Committee; and

(d) during clause-by-clause consideration, at the relevant time, (i) an amendment filed with the clerk pursuant to paragraph (b), and presented to the Committee pursuant to paragraph (c), shall be deemed to have been moved, and (ii) the Chair may call upon the member who filed the proposed amendment to offer brief remarks in support of it.

Debate arose thereon.

 

The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following recorded division: YEAS: Dan Albas, Scott Armstrong, Patrick Brown, Robert Goguen, Kyle Seeback, David Wilks — 6; NAYS: Sean Casey, Anne-Marie Day, Pierre Jacob, Hoang Mai, Craig Scott — 5.

 

Carole Morency and Julie Besner answered questions.

 

At 5:18 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

 



Jean-François Pagé
Clerk of the Committee

 
 
2013/06/05 11:03 a.m.