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Minutes of Proceedings

43rd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 4
Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 11:05 a.m. to 1:04 p.m.
Iqra Khalid, Chair (Liberal)

• Pam Damoff for Arif Virani (Liberal)
• Jag Sahota for Hon. Rob Moore (Conservative)
House of Commons
• Isabelle D'Souza, Legislative Counsel
• Émilie Thivierge, Legislative Clerk
Library of Parliament
• Julia Nicol, Analyst
• Lyne Casavant, Analyst
• Hon. David Lametti, P.C., M.P., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada
National Judicial Institute
• Hon. Madam Justice Adèle Kent, Chief Judicial Officer
Canadian Judicial Council
• Hon. J. Michael MacDonald, Acting Executive Director and Senior General Counsel
Department of Justice
• Nancy Othmer, Assistant Deputy Minister
• Stephen Zaluski, General Counsel and Director, Judicial Affairs, Courts and Tribunal Policy, Public Law and Legislative Services Sector
Pursuant to the order of reference of Wednesday, February 19, 2020, the committee commenced consideration of Bill C-5, An Act to amend the Judges Act and the Criminal Code.

The Hon. J. Michael MacDonald and the Hon. Adèle Kent made statements and answered questions.

At 12:01 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:08 p.m., the sitting resumed.

The Minister made a statement and, with the other witnesses, answered questions.

At 1:00 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 1:03 p.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 $14,300, for the study of Bill C-5, An Act to amend the Judges Act and the Criminal Code, be adopted.

It was agreed, — That the members of the committee submit to the clerk all of their proposed amendments to Bill C-5 no later than 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 26, 2020.

At 1:04 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Marc-Olivier Girard
Clerk of the Committee