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Meeting No. 14
Thursday, November 24, 2011

The Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security met by videoconference at 11:00 a.m. this day, in Room C-120, 1 Wellington Street, the Vice-Chair, Randall Garrison, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Jay Aspin, Sylvain Chicoine, Randall Garrison, Candice Hoeppner, Ryan Leef, Marie-Claude Morin, Brent Rathgeber, Jasbir Sandhu, Francis Scarpaleggia and Wai Young.


Acting Members present: Scott Armstrong for Rick Norlock, Françoise Boivin for Marie-Claude Morin, Garry Breitkreuz for Brent Rathgeber, Jack Harris for Sylvain Chicoine and Bob Zimmer for Wai Young.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Tanya Dupuis, Analyst; Cynthia Kirkby, Analyst.


Witnesses: As an individual: Gary Mauser, Professor Emeritus, Institute for Canadian Urban Research Studies, Simon Fraser University. Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation: Greg Illerbrun, Firearms Chairman, Past-President; Kevin Omoth. Students and Graduates of Polytechnique for Gun Control: Nathalie Provost; Heidi Rathjen, Spokesperson. As individuals: Étienne Blais, Associate Professor, School of Criminology, University of Montreal; Caillin Langmann, Emergency Medicine Resident, Fellowship Program of the Royal College of Physicians Canada, Division of Emergency Medicine, McMaster University; Duane Rutledge, Sergeant, K-9 Unit, New Glasgow Police Service. Association québécoise de prévention du suicide: Bruno Marchand, Director General. Fédération des femmes du Québec: Eve-Marie Lacasse, Main Coordinator; Manon Monastesse, Managing Director, Fédération de ressources d'hébergement pour femmes violentées et en difficulté du Québec.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Tuesday, November 1, 2011, and the motions adopted Tuesday, September 27, and Tuesday, November 1, 2011, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-19, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Firearms Act.

Gary Mauser, Greg Illerbrun, Nathalie Provost, Heidi Rathjen and Étienne Blais, by videoconference from Montréal, Québec, made statements and answered questions.


At 12:00 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:05 p.m., the sitting resumed.


Caillin Langmann, Duane Rutledge, Bruno Marchand, Eve-Marie Lacasse and Manon Monastesse made statements and answered questions.


At 1:00 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Alexandre Roger
Committee Clerk

2011/11/28 11:20 a.m.