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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 139
Thursday, November 22, 2018, 3:30 p.m. to 5:38 p.m.
Presiding
Hon. John McKay, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Tanya Dupuis, Analyst
• Dominique Valiquet, Analyst
Native Women's Association of Canada
• Elana Finestone, Legal Counsel
• Steven Pink, Legal Director
British Columbia Civil Liberties Association
• Josh Paterson, Executive Director
Aboriginal Legal Services
• Jonathan Rudin, Program Director
Union of Safety and Justice Employees
• Stanley Stapleton, National President
As individuals
• Lois Frank, Gladue Writer, Alberta Justice
• Debra Parkes, Professor and Chair in Feminist Legal Studies, Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Tuesday, October 23, 2018, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-83, An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act and another Act.

Josh Paterson, Stanley Stapleton and Lois Frank made statements and answered questions.

At 4:30 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:33 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Debra Parkes, by videoconference from Vancouver, British Columbia, Jonathan Rudin and Elana Finestone made staments and answered questions.

At 5:26 p.m., Pierre Paul-Hus took the Chair.

Motion

Glen Motz moved, — That, in light of recent testimony the Committee has heard during its study of Bill C-83, the Committee suspend its study in recognition of the Bill's flaws and inadequate consultations; resume its study once the Government of Canada has consulted with involved parties and ensured there are no flaws; and that the Committee report this recommendation to the House.

At 5:30 p.m., Hon. John McKay took the Chair.

After debate, the question was put on the motion and it was negatived, by a show of hands: YEAS: 4; NAYS: 5.

Questioning of the witnesses resumed.

At 5:38 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Naaman Sugrue
Clerk of the Committee