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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 112
Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 11:01 a.m. to 12:59 p.m.
Televised
Presiding
Hon. John McKay, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Dominique Valiquet, Analyst
• Hon. Ralph Goodale, P.C., M.P., Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
• Supt Paul Brown, Acting Director General, Canadian Firearms Program
• Rob O'Reilly, Director, Firearms Regulatory Services, Canadian Firearms Program
Department of Justice
• Paula Clarke, Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section
Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
• Renée Gobeil, Director, Research Division
• Randall Koops, Director General, Policing Policy
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Wednesday, March 28, 2018, the Committee commenced consideration of Bill C-71, An Act to amend certain Acts and Regulations in relation to firearms.

The Chair called Clause 1.

The Minister made a statement and, with Randall Koops, Paula Clarke and Supt Paul Brown, answered questions.

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

Pierre Paul-Hus gave notice of the following motion:

That, Greta Bossenmaier, newly appointed National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister, be invited to appear before the Committee at her earliest convenience.

• Hon. Ralph Goodale, P.C., M.P., Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
• Supt Paul Brown, Acting Director General, Canadian Firearms Program
• Rob O'Reilly, Director, Firearms Regulatory Services, Canadian Firearms Program
Department of Justice
• Paula Clarke, Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section
Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
• Renée Gobeil, Director, Research Division
• Randall Koops, Director General, Policing Policy
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Wednesday, March 28, 2018, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-71, An Act to amend certain Acts and Regulations in relation to firearms.

Motion

Blaine Calkins moved, — That, before the Committee proceed to clause-by-clause consideration of Bill C-71, it travel to visit a gun range.

Sven Spengemann moved, — That the debate be now adjourned.

The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 5; NAYS: 4.

Questioning of the Minister, Randall Koops, Paula Clark and Supt Paul Brown resumed.

At 12:04 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:09 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Randall Koops, Paula Clarke, Rob O'Reilly and Renée Gobeil answered questions.

At 12:54 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:57 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

It was agreed, — That the 12th Report from the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure, which read as follows, be concurred in:

Your Subcommittee met on Monday, May 7, 2018, to consider the business of the Committee and agreed to make the following recommendations:

1. That in regards to the Committee’s study of Bill C-71, An Act to amend certain Acts and Regulations in relation to firearms:

a. The Committee hold meetings to receive testimony on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, Thursday, May 24, 2018, Tuesday May 29, 2018 and Thursday May 31, 2018;

b. The list of proposed witnesses be adopted;

c. The deadline for the submission of briefs be end of day Friday, May 25, 2018;

d. The deadline for the submission of proposed amendments be end of day Friday, June 1, 2018; and

e. Clause-by-clause consideration of the Bill begin on Tuesday, June 5, 2018.

2. That the analysts be instructed to start drafting a report on the Committee’s study of ion scanners.

At 12:59 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Jean-Marie David
Clerk of the Committee