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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 134
Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 8:48 a.m. to 10:04 a.m.
Presiding
Anthony Housefather, Chair (Liberal)

House of Commons
• Philippe Dufresne, Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel
• Jacques Maziade, Legislative Clerk
• Philippe Méla, Legislative Clerk
 
Library of Parliament
• Lyne Casavant, Analyst
• Chloé Forget, Analyst
• Michael Cooper, M.P., St. Albert—Edmonton
Department of Justice
• Matthew Taylor, Senior Counsel
As an individual
• Mark Farrant
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Wednesday, February 6, 2019, the Committee commenced consideration of Bill C-417, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (disclosure of information by jurors).

The Chair called Clause 1.

Michael Cooper and Mark Farrant made statements and answered questions.

At 9:28 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 9:32 a.m., the sitting resumed.

The Committee commenced its clause-by-clause study of the Bill.

On Clause 1,

Ron McKinnon moved, — That Bill C-417, in Clause 1, be amended by replacing, in the English version, lines 19 and 20 on page 1 with the following:

“(c) any medical or psychiatric treatment or any therapy or counselling that a person referred to in subsection (1)”

After debate, the question was put on the amendment of Ron McKinnon and it was agreed to.

Ron McKinnon moved, — That Bill C-417, in Clause 1, be amended by adding after line 25 on page 1 the following:

“(3) For the purpose of paragraph (2)(c), the health care professional that provides medical or psychiatric treatment or therapy or counselling must be entitled to do so under the laws of a province.”

After debate, the question was put on the amendment of Ron McKinnon and it was agreed to.

Clause 1, as amended, carried.

On new Clause 2,

Ron McKinnon moved, — That Bill C-417 be amended by adding after line 25 on page 1 the following:

“Coming into Force

2 This Act comes into force on the 90th day after the day on which it receives royal assent.”

After debate, the question was put on the amendment of Ron McKinnon and it was agreed to.

The Title carried.

The Bill, as amended, carried.

ORDERED, — That the Chair report the Bill, as amended, to the House.

ORDERED, — That Bill C-417, as amended, be reprinted for the use of the House at report stage.

At 9:35 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 9:48 a.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

It was agreed, — That, for the study of remediation agreements, the Shawcross Doctrine and the discussions between the Office of the Attorney General and government colleagues, the Chair send a letter to the Hon. Jody Wilson Raybould in reply to her correspondence dated Monday, February 25, 2019, in order to offer her the option of appearing on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, at 3:15 p.m.

At 10:04 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Marc-Olivier Girard
Clerk of the Committee