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Meeting No. 34
Monday, July 7, 2014

The Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights met in a televised session at 3:36 p.m. this day, in Room C-110, 1 Wellington Street, the Chair, Mike Wallace, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Françoise Boivin, Patrick Brown, Sean Casey, Bob Dechert, Robert Goguen, Ève Péclet, Mike Wallace and David Wilks.


Acting Members present: Stella Ambler for Kyle Seeback and Craig Scott for Pierre Jacob.


Associate Members present: Joy Smith.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Lyne Casavant, Analyst; Dominique Valiquet, Analyst. House of Commons: Chloé O'Shaughnessy, Procedural Clerk.


Witnesses: Government of Manitoba: Hon. Andrew Swan, Minister of Justice and Attorney General. Evangelical Fellowship of Canada: Julia Beazley, Policy Analyst, Centre for Faith and Public Life. Concertation des luttes contre l'exploitation sexuelle: Diane Matte, Community organizer; Rose Sullivan, Participant . Sex Trafficking Survivors United: Natasha Falle, Co-founding Member, Founder of Sextrade101. Maggie's: The Toronto Sex Workers Action Project: Jean McDonald, Executive Director; Chanelle Gallant, Outreach and Community Support Worker.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Monday, June 16, 2014, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-36, An Act to amend the Criminal Code in response to the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Attorney General of Canada v. Bedford and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.


At 5:35 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Jean-François Pagé
Clerk of the Committee

2014/07/09 8:08 a.m.