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Meeting No. 37
Thursday, May 3, 2012

The Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security met at 3:30 p.m. this day, in Room 268, La Promenade Building, the Chair, Kevin Sorenson, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Rosane Doré Lefebvre, Randall Garrison, Candice Hoeppner, Ryan Leef, Rick Norlock, John Rafferty, Jean Rousseau, Francis Scarpaleggia, Kevin Sorenson and Wai Young.


Acting Members present: Susan Truppe for Brent Rathgeber, Rodney Weston for Jay Aspin and Bob Zimmer for Wai Young.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Tanya Dupuis, Analyst; Christine Morris, Analyst.


Witnesses: International Organization for Victim Assistance: Irvin Waller, President. Canadian Prison Law Association: Stephen Fineberg, Vice-President. Elizabeth Fry Society of Canada: Kim Pate, Executive Director.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Wednesday, March 28, 2012, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-350, An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (accountability of offenders).

Irvin Waller made a statement and answered questions.


At 4:14 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:17 p.m., the sitting resumed.


Kim Pate and Stephen Fineberg made statements and answered questions.


At 5:00 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:02 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

It was agreed, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 81(4), the Committee consider the Main Estimates 2012-13 for Public Safety Canada on or before May 31, 2012, and that the Minister be requested to testify.


It was agreed, — That the Committee hear expert testimony on the constitutional aspects of Bill C-350, An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (accountability of offenders), before proceeding to clause-by-clause consideration of the Bill.


It was agreed, — That, after May 10, 2012, the Committee meet in camera for an hour to consider future business.


At 5:19 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Andrew Bartholomew Chaplin
Clerk of the Committee

2012/05/04 4:01 p.m.