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Meeting No. 78
Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security met at 8:45 a.m. this day, in Room 237-C, Centre Block, the Chair, Kevin Sorenson, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Candice Bergen, Rosane Doré Lefebvre, Randall Garrison, Parm Gill, Hon. Laurie Hawn, Ryan Leef, Rick Norlock, LaVar Payne, John Rafferty, Jean Rousseau, Francis Scarpaleggia and Kevin Sorenson.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Tanya Dupuis, Analyst; Christine Morris, Analyst. House of Commons: David-Andrés Novoa, Legislative Clerk.


Witnesses: Department of Justice: Susan Alter, Senior Counsel, Legal Services, Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Royal Canadian Mounted Police: Greg Bowen, Officer in Charge, Witness Protection Operations. Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness: Julie Mugford, Director, Research and National Coordination, Organized Crime Division.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Tuesday, February 12, 2013, and the motion adopted by the Committee on Thursday, February 28, 2013, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-51, An Act to amend the Witness Protection Program Act and to make a consequential amendment to another Act.

The Committee commenced its clause-by-clause study of the Bill.


Pursuant to Standing Order 75(1), consideration of Clause 1, Short Title, was postponed.

The Chair called Clause 2.


By unanimous consent, Clauses 2 to 24 inclusive carried severally.


Clause 1, Short Title, carried.


The Schedule carried.


The Title carried.


The Bill carried.


ORDERED, — That the Chair report the Bill to the House.


At 8:49 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 8:51 a.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

It was agreed, — That the Committee travel to Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco, California, United States of America, and to Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, and Calgary, Alberta, in the spring of 2013, and that the budget for travel in the amount of $69,038.50 be adopted, and that the Chair be authorized to finalize the said budget and to present it to the Liaison Committee.


At 9:02 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Andrew Bartholomew Chaplin
Clerk of the Committee

2013/04/16 9:33 a.m.