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Minutes of Proceedings

44th Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 77
Tuesday, October 17, 2023, 4:05 p.m. to 5:32 p.m.
Lena Metlege Diab, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Lyne Casavant, Analyst
• Dana Phillips, Analyst
The committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to committee business.

On motion of Tako Van Popta, it was agreed, — That, in relation with the hospitality expenses related to the informal meeting with the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights on Monday, October 16, 2023, that the committee defray its share with the Subcommittee on International Human Rights and the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development.

On motion of Anthony Housefather, it was agreed, — That the proposed budget in the amount of $12,250, for the study of Bill S-12, be adopted.

As an individual
• Janine Benedet, Professor of Law, Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia
• Colton Fehr, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, Thompson Rivers University
• Robin Parker, Counsel
Women's Legal Education and Action Fund
• Pam Hrick, Executive Director and General Counsel
Office of the Federal Ombudsperson for Victims of Crime
• Benjamin Roebuck, Federal Ombudsperson for Victims of Crime
Pursuant to the order of reference of Thursday, October 5, 2023, the committee resumed consideration of Bill S-12, An Act to Amend the Criminal Code, the Sex Offender Information Registration Act and the International Transfer of Offenders Act.

Robin Parker, Colton Fehr and Janine Benedet made statements and answered questions.

At 4:53 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:55 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Benjamin Roebuck and Pam Hrick made statements and answered questions.

At 5:32 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Jean-François Lafleur
Clerk of the committee