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Meeting No. 33
Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security met at 3:29 p.m. this day, in Room 268, La Promenade Building, 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: Royal Galipeau for Rick Norlock.


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


Witnesses: Correctional Service of Canada: Melinda MacCrimmon, Grievance Coordinator, Kingston Penitentiary; Jay Pyke, Warden, Kingston Penitentiary.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Wednesday, March 7, 2012, and the motion adopted by the Committee on Thursday, March 8, 2012, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-293, An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (vexatious complainants).

Jay Pyke made a statement and, with Melinda MacCrimmon, answered questions.


At 4:27 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:28 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Tuesday, September 27, 2011, the Committee resumed its study of drugs and alcohol in prisons.

It was agreed, — That the draft report, as amended, be adopted.


It was agreed, — That the report be entitled: "Drugs and Alcohol in Federal Penitentiaries: An Alarming Problem".


It was agreed, — That the Chair, Clerk and analyst be authorized to make such grammatical and editorial changes as may be necessary without changing the substance of the report.


It was agreed, — That the Chair present the report to the House.


It was agreed, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 109, the Committee request that the Government table a comprehensive response to the report.


It was agreed, — That members submit their lists of witnesses to be heard when the Committee considers Bill C-350, An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (accountability of offenders), to the Clerk no later than Friday, April 13, 2012.


At 5:04 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Andrew Bartholomew Chaplin
Clerk of the Committee

2012/04/05 10:24 a.m.