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Meeting No. 43
Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights met in a televised session at 3:31 p.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: As individuals: Gwendoline Allison, Foy Allison Law Group; Kyle Kirkup, Trudeau Scholar, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto. Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network: Sandra Ka Hon Chu, Co-director, Research and advocacy. Ratanak International: Brian McConaghy, Founding Director. Canadian Police Association: Tom Stamatakis, President.

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.

Gwendoline Allison, Kyle Kirkup and with Sandra Ka Hon Chu, by videoconference from Toronto, Ontario, Brian McConaghy, by videoconference from Burnaby, British Columbia and Tom Stamatakis, by videoconference from Vancouver, British Columbia, made statements and answered questions.


Bob Dechert moved, — That the Committee thank the Clerk, the analysts and all the staff who worked on Bill C-36, as well as the witnesses who appeared.


The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 9; NAYS: 0.


At 5:32 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Jean-François Pagé
Clerk of the Committee

2014/07/11 11:27 a.m.