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Meeting No. 20
Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security met in a televised session at 3:30 p.m. this day, in Room C-110, 1 Wellington Street, the Chair, Kevin Sorenson, presiding.


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


Acting Members present: Terence Young for Rick Norlock.


Associate Members present: David Wilks.


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


Witnesses: Royal Canadian Mounted Police: Robert W. Paulson, Commissioner.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), and the motion adopted Tuesday, November 22, 2011, the Committee met with the RCMP Commissioner.

Robert Paulson answered questions.


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

At 4:36 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

It was agreed, — That, notwithstanding the motion adopted Thursday, October 20, 2011, the Committee consider a draft report on drugs and alcohol in prisons during the next two meetings.


It was agreed, — That the Committee undertake a study, for no less than eight meetings, of the use of electronic monitoring in both a corrections and conditional release setting, as well as an immigration enforcement setting, with a view to determining effectiveness, cost efficiency, and implementation readiness.


At 5:06 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Andrew Bartholomew Chaplin
Clerk of the Committee

2012/02/09 10:57 a.m.