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Minutes of Proceedings

43rd Parliament, 2nd Session
Meeting 37
Thursday, June 3, 2021, 11:02 a.m. to 1:01 p.m.
Televised
Presiding
Iqra Khalid, Chair (Liberal)

House of Commons
• Alexandre Longpré, Procedural Clerk
 
Library of Parliament
• Julia Nicol, Analyst
• Dana Phillips, Analyst
The committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to committee business.

The Chair presented the Fifth Report from the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure, which read as follows:

Your subcommittee met on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, to consider the business of the committee and agreed to make the following recommendations:

1. That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the committee undertake a study of the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and hear from groups and individuals on how victims of crime can be better supported; that the committee dedicate its meetings of Thursday, June 3, Tuesday, June 8, and Thursday, June 10, 2021, to hearing witnesses; that, at the meeting of Thursday, June 3, officials from the Department of Justice and the Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness be invited to appear for the first hour, and representatives of the Office of the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime be invited for the second hour; and that, with regards to the witnesses for the meetings of Tuesday, June 8, and Thursday, June 10, the recognized parties submit their list of suggested witnesses to the clerk no later than the end of the day on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, provided that the Liberals and Conservatives can submit four each and the Bloc Québécois and the New Democratic Party can submit two each.

It was agreed, — That the Fifth Report from the subcommittee be concurred in.

Correctional Service of Canada
• Kirstan Gagnon, Assistant Commissioner, Communications and Engagement Sector
Department of Justice
• Carole Morency, Director General and Senior General Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section, Policy Sector
• Stéphanie Bouchard, Senior Legal Counsel and Director, Policy Centre for Victim Issues, Criminal Law Policy Section
Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
• Julie Thompson, Director General, Crime Prevention, Corrections, Criminal Justice and Aboriginal Policing Policy Directorate
• Suzanne Wallace-Capretta, Manager, Crime Prevention, Corrections, Criminal Justice and Aboriginal Policing Policy Directorate
Parole Board of Canada
• Ian Broom, Director General, Policy and Operations
Office of the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime
• Heidi Illingworth, Ombudsman
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the committee on Thursday, June 3, 2021, the committee commenced its study of the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights.

Julie Thompson and Carole Morency made statements and, with the other witnesses, answered questions.

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

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

Heidi Illingworth made a statement and answered questions.

At 1:01 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Marc-Olivier Girard
Clerk of the Committee