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Meeting No. 23
Thursday, May 8, 2014

The Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights met in a televised session at 10:59 a.m. this day, in Room 253-D, Centre Block, the Chair, Mike Wallace, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Françoise Boivin, Patrick Brown, Sean Casey, Bob Dechert, Robert Goguen, Pierre Jacob, Ève Péclet, Kyle Seeback, Mike Wallace and David Wilks.


Acting Members present: Costas Menegakis for David Wilks.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Sandra Gruescu, Analyst.


Appearing: Hon. Peter Gordon MacKay, P.C., M.P., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada.


Witnesses: Department of Justice: William F. Pentney, Deputy Minister of Justice and Deputy Attorney General of Canada; Marie-Josée Thivierge, Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer, Office of Assistant Deputy Minister,Management Sector and CFO; Carole Morency, Director General and Senior General Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section; Barbara Merriam, Director General, Programs Branch. Public Prosecution Service of Canada: Brian J. Saunders, Director of Public Prosecutions, Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions; George Dolhai, Deputy Director and Senior General Counsel, Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Pursuant to Standing Order 81(4), the Committee commenced consideration of the Main Estimates 2014-15: Vote 1 under CANADIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION, Vote 1 under CANADIAN HUMAN RIGHTS TRIBUNAL, Votes 1 and 5 under COMMISSIONER FOR FEDERAL JUDICIAL AFFAIRS, Vote 1 under COURTS ADMINISTRATION SERVICE, Votes 1 and 5 under JUSTICE, Vote 1 under OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC PROSECUTIONS and Vote 1 under SUPREME COURT OF CANADA, referred to the Committee on Thursday, February 27, 2014.



The Minister made a statement and answered questions.


At 11:25 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:11 p.m., the sitting resumed.


Brian J. Saunders, William F. Pentney, Carole Morency and Barbara Merriam answered questions.


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


Jean-François Pagé
Clerk of the Committee

2014/06/17 2:29 p.m.