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Meeting No. 35
Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights met in a televised session at 9:31 a.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, Pierre Jacob, Ève Péclet, Mike Wallace and David Wilks.


Acting Members present: Stella Ambler for Kyle Seeback.


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: BridgeNorth: Casandra Diamond, Program Director. Prostitutes of Ottawa-Gatineau Work Educate & Resist: Emily Symons, Chair. Calgary Police Service: Rick Hanson, Chief of Police. Stella, l'amie de Maimie: Robyn Maynard, Spokesperson and Outreach Worker. As an individual: José Mendes Bota, Member of the Portuguese Parliament, General Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.

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.

Casandra Diamond, Emily Symons, Rick Hanson, Robyn Maynard and José Mendes Bota, by videoconference from Lisbon, Portugal, made statements and answered questions.


At 11:32 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Jean-François Pagé
Clerk of the Committee

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