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Minutes of Proceedings

44th Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 94
Monday, February 12, 2024, 11:04 a.m. to 12:09 p.m.
Lena Metlege Diab, Chair (Liberal)

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


Rob Moore moved, — Given that, the insufficient number of judges Canada has and its important impact it has on the judicial system, the committee calls the Minister of Justice, Hon. Arif Virani for one meeting.

Debate arose thereon.


After debate, the Chair rule the motion out of order or as the motion nearly identical to a motion defeated on Monday, January 29, 2024.


Rob Moore moved, — That the Chair ruling be sustained.

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

YEAS: Élisabeth Brière, Anju Dhillon, Randall Garrison, Anthony Housefather, James Maloney, Marco Mendicino — 6;

NAYS: Frank Caputo, Rhéal Éloi Fortin, Marilyn Gladu, Rob Moore, Tako Van Popta — 5.

Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food
• Julie McAteer, Director, Parliamentary Relations and Portfolio Coordination
Department of Justice
• Riri Shen, Deputy Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Legislative Counsel of Canada, Public Law and Legislative Services Sector
• Philippe Denault, Senior Counsel, Advisory and Legislative Initiatives Services, Public Law and Legislative Services Sector
• Shawna Noseworthy, Senior Counsel, Agriculture and Food Inspection Legal Services, Agriculture and Agri Food Legal Service Unit
• Victoria Netten, Legal Counsel, Advisory and Legislative Initiatives Services, Public Law and Legislative Services Sector
• Sandro Giammaria, Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the committee resumed its study of the proposals for the 2023 Corrective Act.

Riri Chen, Shawna Noseworthy, Julie McAteer, Sandro Giammaria and Philippe Deneault answered questions.

By unanimous consent, it was agreed — That the committee report to the House that clauses 13, 33, 34 and 35 should not be included in the Bill.

At 12:09 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Jean-François Lafleur
Clerk of the committee