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Minutes of Proceedings

44th Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 90
Thursday, December 14, 2023, 3:37 p.m. to 6:18 p.m.
Lena Metlege Diab, Chair (Liberal)

• Garnett Genuis for Larry Brock (Conservative)
• Kristina Michaud for Rhéal Éloi Fortin (Bloc Québécois)
• Rachael Thomas for Larry Brock (Conservative)
House of Commons
• Sophia Nickel, Procedural Clerk
• Alexandre Roger, Procedural Clerk
• Jacques Maziade, Legislative Clerk
• Émilie Thivierge, Legislative Clerk
Library of Parliament
• Lyne Casavant, Analyst
Department of Justice
• Julie Besner, Senior Counsel, Public Law and Legislative Services Sector
• Anna Dekker, Senior Counsel and Deputy Director, Public Law and Legislative Services Sector
Pursuant to the order of reference of Wednesday, June 21, 2023, the committee resumed consideration of Bill C-40, An Act to amend the Criminal Code, to make consequential amendments to other Acts and to repeal a regulation (miscarriage of justice reviews).

The witnesses answered questions.

The committee resumed its clause-by-clause study of the Bill.

The committee resumed clause-by-clause consideration on Clause 3 of the Bill.

The committee resumed consideration of the amendment of Randall Garrison, — That Bill C-40, in Clause 3, be amended

(a) by replacing line 35 on page 2 with the following:

“tion relevant to any factors that the applicant believes should be taken into account for the purposes of subsection”

(b) by replacing line 22 on page 3 to line 8 on page 4 with the following:

“(4) Despite paragraph (3)(a), the Commission may decide that the application is admissible even if a court of appeal has not rendered a final judgment on a finding or verdict. In making the decision, the Commission may take into account any factor that may have constrained the applicant's ability or opportunity to appeal the finding or verdict.”

At 5:17 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:29 p.m., the sitting resumed.

At 6:01 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 6:05 p.m., the sitting resumed.

By unanimous consent, the amendment was withdrawn.

At 6:13 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 6:16 p.m., the sitting resumed.

At 6:16 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 6:16 p.m., the sitting resumed.


Rob Moore moved, — That the committee do now adjourn.

At 6:18 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following recorded division:

YEAS: Frank Caputo, Marco Mendicino, Kristina Michaud, Rob Moore, Rachael Thomas, Tako Van Popta — 6;

NAYS: Élisabeth Brière, Anju Dhillon, Randall Garrison, Anthony Housefather, James Maloney — 5.

Jean-François Lafleur
Clerk of the committee