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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 81
Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 8:44 a.m. to 10:43 a.m.
Hon. John McKay, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Tanya Dupuis, Analyst
• Dominique Valiquet, Analyst
Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
• Angela Connidis, Director General, Crime Prevention, Corrections and Criminal Justice Directorate
Correctional Service of Canada
• Anne Kelly, Senior Deputy Commissioner
• Larry Motiuk, Assistant Commissioner, Policy Sector
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Monday, March 6, 2017, the Committee commenced its study of indigenous people in the correctional system.

Anne Kelly and Angela Connidis made statements and, with Larry Motiuk, answered questions.

At 10:32 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 10:34 a.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

It was agreed, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee undertake a study on the ion mobility spectrometer (ion scan), an instrument used by Correctional Services Canada (CSC) to detect the presence of drugs in penitentiaries; that, in relation to this study, the Committee review the alarming rate of false positive results from ion mobility spectrometers with a view to finding more effective ways of preventing drugs from entering prisons, while encouraging the effective rehabilitation of prisoners; and that the Committee hold two meetings on this study and report its findings to the House.

At 10:43 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Jean-Marie David
Clerk of the Committee