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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
 
Meeting No. 41
 
Thursday, July 10, 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, Sean Casey, Bob Dechert, Robert Goguen, Pierre Jacob, Ève Péclet, Mike Wallace and David Wilks.

 

Acting Members present: Stella Ambler for Kyle Seeback and Joy Smith for Patrick Brown.

 

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

 

Witnesses: Asian Women Coalition Ending Prostitution: Suzanne Jay, Member; Alice Lee, Member. Hope for the Sold: Michelle Brock, Co-Founder; Jared Brock, Co-Founder. Vancouver Rape Relief and Women's Shelter: Keira Smith-Tague, Front Line Worker; Hilla Kerner, Collective Member. Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto: Christa Big Canoe, Legal Advocacy Director. u-r home: Deborah Pond, Chair of the Board of Directors.

 
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.
 

Suzanne Jay, Alice Lee, Michelle Brock, Jared Brock, Keira Smith-Tague, Hilla Kerner, Christa Big Canoe and with Deborah Pond, by videoconference from Boston, Massachusetts, made statements and answered questions.

 

At 11:33 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

 



Jean-François Pagé
Clerk of the Committee

 
 
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