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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 5
Thursday, March 10, 2016, 8:47 a.m. to 10:08 a.m.
Presiding
Anthony Housefather, Chair (Liberal)

• Bill Blair (Liberal)
• Sean Casey (Liberal)
Library of Parliament
• Lyne Casavant, Analyst
• Christine Morris, Analyst
Public Prosecution Service of Canada
• George Dolhai, Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions
• Brian Saunders, Director of Public Prosecutions, Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions
Department of Justice
• Pierre Legault, Associate Deputy Minister
• William F. Pentney, Deputy Minister of Justice and Deputy Attorney General of Canada
• Donald K. Piragoff, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy Sector
• Marie-Josée Thivierge, Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer, Office of the Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer
Pursuant to Standing Order 81(5), the Committee commenced consideration of the Supplementary Estimates (C) 2015-16: Votes 1c and 5c under Justice and Vote 1c under Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, referred to the Committee on Friday, February 19, 2016.

The Chair called Vote 1c under Justice.

William F. Pentney made a statement and, with Pierre Legault, Donald K. Piragoff and Marie-Josée Thivierge, answered questions.

At 9:29 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 9:34 a.m., the sitting resumed.

Brian Saunders made a statement and, with George Dolhai, answered questions.

Vote 1c under Justice carried.

The Chair called Vote 5c under Justice.

Vote 5c under Justice carried.

The Chair called Vote 1c under Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Vote 1c under Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions carried.

ORDERED, — That the Chair report Votes 1c and 5c under Justice and Vote 1c under Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions to the House.

At 10:04 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 10:07 a.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

It was agreed, — That a proposed budget in the amount of $26,500, for the study of the Access to the Justice System, be adopted.

At 10:08 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Michael MacPherson
Clerk of the Committee