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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 108
Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 3:31 p.m. to 8:21 p.m.
Anthony Housefather, Chair (Liberal)

• Peter Fragiskatos for Colin Fraser (Liberal)
• Jacques Gourde for Hon. Tony Clement (Conservative)
• Hon. K. Kellie Leitch for Hon. Tony Clement (Conservative)
• Gagan Sikand for Ron McKinnon (Liberal)
• Bob Zimmer for Hon. Tony Clement (Conservative)
Library of Parliament
• Lyne Casavant, Analyst
• Chloé Forget, Analyst
As individuals
• Maureen Basnicki
• Steve Coughlan, Professor, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University
• Joel Hechter, Barrister and Solicitor
• Tom Hooper, Contract Faculty, Law and Society Program, York University
• Gary Kinsman, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Laurentian University
• Christian Leuprecht, Professor, Department of Political Science, Royal Military College of Canada
Legal Aid of Montreal, Laval
• Yves Gratton, Lawyer, Criminal Section
Pivot Legal Society
• Naomi Moses, Lawyer
• Caitlin Shane, Lawyer
Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity
• Calla Barnett, Board President
Egale Canada Human Rights Trust
• Robert Leckey, Law Professor, McGill University, past President, Egale Canada
Canadian Association of Crown Counsel
• Rick Woodburn, President
Toronto Police Accountability Coalition
• John Sewell, Member
Evangelical Fellowship of Canada
• Julia Beazley, Director, Public Policy
Association des familles de personnes assassinées ou disparues
• Nancy Roy, Executive Director
• Bruno Serre, Executive Board Member
Manitoba Organization for Victim Assistance
• Karen Wiebe, Executive Director
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Monday, June 11, 2018, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-75, An Act to amend the Criminal Code, the Youth Criminal Justice Act and other Acts and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.

Caitlin Shane, by videoconference from Vancouver, British Columbia, Naomi Moses, by videoconference from Vancouver, British Columbia, and Yves Gratton made statements and answered questions.

At 4:14 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:21 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Robert Leckey, by videoconference from Montréal, Quebec, Steve Coughlan, Tom Hooper, Gary Kinsman and Calla Barnett made statements and answered questions.

At 5:15 p.m., by unanimous consent and pursuant to Standing Order 115(5), it was agreed that the Committee continue to sit.

Questioning of the witnesses resumed.

At 5:24 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 6:08 p.m., the sitting resumed.

John Sewell, by videoconference from Kelowna, British Columbia, Joel Hechter and Rick Woodburn made statements and answered questions.

At 7:05 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 7:08 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Karen Wiebe, by videoconference from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Nancy Roy, Bruno Serre, Maureen Basnicki, Christian Leuprecht and Julia Beazley made statements and answered questions.

At 8:21 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Marc-Olivier Girard
Clerk of the Committee