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Meeting No. 8
Thursday, December 13, 2007

The Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights met at 10:59 a.m. this day, in Room 371, West Block, the Chair, Art Hanger, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Hon. Larry Bagnell, Blaine Calkins, Rick Dykstra, Carole Freeman, Art Hanger, Derek Lee, Réal Ménard, Rob Moore and Daniel Petit.


Acting Members present: Libby Davies for Joe Comartin, Hon. John McKay for Brian Murphy and Hon. Raymond Simard for Hon. Marlene Jennings.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Robin MacKay, Analyst; Dominique Valiquet, Analyst. House of Commons: Erica Pereira, Committee Clerk.


Witnesses: Royal Canadian Mounted Police: Michel Aubin, Acting Director General, Drugs and Organized Crime; Doug Culver, Sergeant, Chemical Diversion Unit. Department of Health: Carole Bouchard, Director, Office of Controlled Substances, Drug Strategy and Controlled Substances Programme, Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch. Université de Montréal: Jean-Sébastien Fallu, Assistant Professor, School of Psychoeducation. Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse: Rebecca Jesseman, Policy Analyst. Canadian Chemical Producers' Association: David F. Podruzny, Vice-President, Business and Economics.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Tuesday, October 16, 2007, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-428, An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (methamphetamine).

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.


At 11:30 a.m., Réal Ménard took the Chair.


At 11:32 a.m., the Chair took the Chair.


On motion of Réal Ménard, it was agreed, — That consideration of the clause by clause study of Bill C-428, An Act to amend th Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (methamphetamine) be postponed until after the winter adjournment period of the House.


At 12:25 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:36 p.m., the sitting resumed.


The witnesses answered questions.


At 1:03 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Miriam Burke
Clerk of the Committee

2008/04/15 10:09 a.m.