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Meeting No. 64
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights met at 3:35 p.m. this day, in Room 268, The Valour Building, the Chair, Mike Wallace, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Blaine Calkins, Bob Dechert, Robert Goguen, Ève Péclet, Kyle Seeback, Mike Wallace and David Wilks.


Acting Members present: Jean Crowder for Pierre Jacob, Hon. John McKay for Sean Casey and John Rafferty for Françoise Boivin.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Lyne Casavant, Analyst.


Witnesses: Ryan Leef, M.P., Yukon.

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

On motion of Ève Péclet, it was agreed, — That a proposed budget in the amount of $ 5,700, for the study of Bill C-587, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (increasing parole ineligibility), be adopted.


Bob Dechert moved, — That in relation to the study on the Subject Matter of Bill C-583, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (fetal alcohol spectrum disorder), the proposed budget in the amount of $ 68,776.80, for the Committee’s travel to Whitehorse, Yukon in Winter - Spring 2015, be adopted.


The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 6; NAYS: 3.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Wednesday, November 26, 2014, the Committee commenced consideration of the subject matter of Bill C-583, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (fetal alcohol spectrum disorder).

The witness made a statement and answered questions.


At 4:38 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Jean-François Pagé
Clerk of the Committee

2015/02/26 2:56 p.m.