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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 114
Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 11:00 a.m. to 1:03 p.m.
Video recorded session
Presiding
Hon. John McKay, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Tanya Dupuis, Analyst
• Dominique Valiquet, Analyst
Centre culturel islamique de Québec
• Boufeldja Benabdallah, President
Association québécoise de prévention du suicide
• Jérôme Gaudreault, Chief Executive Officer
Fédération des femmes du Québec
• Alexandra Laberge, Co-leader, Comité de travail Féminisme, corps, sexualité, image, genre et violences
PolySeSouvient
• Heidi Rathjen, Coordinator
As an individual
• Alison Irons
• Michel LeRoux
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.

Heidi Rathjen, Michel Leroux, Boufeldja Benabdallah and Alexandra Laberge, by videoconference from Montréal, Quebec, made statements and answered questions.

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

Glen Motz gave notice of the following motion:

That, given the concerning reports of terrorists who fought for the so-called Islamic State walking free in Toronto, the High Risk Returnee Interdepartmental Taskforce be invited to brief the Committee on their work no later than Thursday, May 31, 2018.

Centre culturel islamique de Québec
• Boufeldja Benabdallah, President
Association québécoise de prévention du suicide
• Jérôme Gaudreault, Chief Executive Officer
Fédération des femmes du Québec
• Alexandra Laberge, Co-leader, Comité de travail Féminisme, corps, sexualité, image, genre et violences
PolySeSouvient
• Heidi Rathjen, Coordinator
As an individual
• Alison Irons
• Michel LeRoux
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.

Questioning of Heidi Rathjen, Michel Leroux, Boufeldja Benabdallah and Alexandra Laberge resumed.

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

Motion

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

Peter Fragiskatos 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: 6; NAYS: 3.

Centre culturel islamique de Québec
• Boufeldja Benabdallah, President
Association québécoise de prévention du suicide
• Jérôme Gaudreault, Chief Executive Officer
Fédération des femmes du Québec
• Alexandra Laberge, Co-leader, Comité de travail Féminisme, corps, sexualité, image, genre et violences
PolySeSouvient
• Heidi Rathjen, Coordinator
As an individual
• Alison Irons
• Michel LeRoux
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.

Questioning of Heidi Rathjen, Michel Leroux, Boufeldja Benabdallah and Alexandra Laberge resumed.

At 12:00 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:03 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Motion

Blaine Calkins moved, — That, given the importance of the rights impacted by C-71, including as noted by the Justice Minister, its potential impact on the right to be secure against unreasonable search and seizure, the Committee hold additional meetings to allow the following witnesses to testify:

  • Women Shooters of PEI
  • Dr. Caillin Langmann, Emergency Medicine Resident, Fellowship Program of the Royal College of Physicians Canada, Division of Emergency Medicine, McMaster University
  • Stacey Hassard, Leader of Official Opposition, Yukon
  • Andy McGrogan, President, Alberta Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Richard Munderich (Ajax Rod and Gun club in Ontario)
  • Gord Zealand – Yukon Fish and Gaming Association
  • BC Wildlife Federation – Harvey Andrusak
  • Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation – Derrell Crabbe
  • Bob Kierstead – Shooting Expert, International Firearms Instructor
  • Kerry Coleman – Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters
  • David Clement, Consumer Choice Centre
  • Manitoba Wildlife Federation
  • Fédération des Chasseurs et Pêcheurs du Québec
  • Nova Scotia Federation of Anglers and Hunters
  • Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARN)

Matthew Dubé 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: 6; NAYS: 3.

Alison Irons and Jérôme Gaudreault made statements and answered questions.

At 1:03 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Jean-Marie David
Clerk of the Committee