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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 43
Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 3:53 p.m. to 5:23 p.m.
Presiding
Anthony Housefather, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Lyne Casavant, Analyst
• Julia Nicol, Analyst
The Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee business.

It was agreed, — That, notwithstanding the motion adopted by the committee on Tuesday, February 23, 2016, the access to the justice system study be divided into three separate studies to be named "Access to the Justice System", "Access to the Justice System (Delays in the Administration of Justice)" and "Access to the Justice System (Section 4.1(1) of the Department of Justice Act)".

It was agreed, — That a proposed supplementary budget in the amount of $13,000, for the study of the access to the justice system, be adopted.

At 4:10 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:25 p.m., the sitting resumed in public.

British Columbia Civil Liberties Association
• Joshua Paterson, Executive Director
As an individual
• Ryan Fritsch
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Tuesday, February 23, 2016, the Committee resumed its study of the access to the justice system.

Ryan Fritsch and Joshua Paterson made statements and answered questions.

At 5:23 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Michael MacPherson
Clerk of the Committee