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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 25
Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 11:05 a.m. to 12:41 p.m.
Anthony Housefather, Chair (Liberal)

• Bill Blair (Liberal)
• Sean Casey (Liberal)
Library of Parliament
• Lyne Casavant, Analyst
• Julia Nicol, Analyst
Department of Justice
• Glenn Gilmour, Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section
• Dan Moore, Counsel, Human Rights Law Section
• Donald K. Piragoff, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy Sector
• Laurie Wright, Assistant Deputy Minister, Public Law Sector
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Thursday, April 21, 2016, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-242, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (inflicting torture).

Donald K. Piragoff, Laurie Wright, Glenn Gilmour and Dan Moore answered questions.

At 12:19 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:26 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

It was agreed, — That the Committee send a letter to the Minister of Justice with regard to those sections of the Criminal Code that have been struck down or are inoperative.

It was agreed, — That three (3) members of the Committee attend the Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference on the Rule of Law and Human Rights in London, United Kingdom, on January 24-25, 2017, and that the clerk prepare a draft budget.

At 12:41 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Michael MacPherson
Clerk of the Committee