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Meeting No. 29
Thursday, June 5, 2014

The Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights met in a televised session at 11:06 a.m. this day, in Room C-110, 1 Wellington Street, the Chair, Mike Wallace, presiding.


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


Acting Members present: Charmaine Borg for Pierre Jacob and Gerald Keddy for Robert Goguen.


Associate Members present: Rick Norlock.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Sandra Gruescu, Analyst; Dominique Valiquet, Analyst.


Witnesses: Anti-Bullying Initiative: Roy Kempton, Co-ordinator. Canadian Crime Victim Foundation: Joseph Wamback, Founder and Chair. Canadian Civil Liberties Association: Cara Zwibel, Director, Fundamental Freedoms Program. Facebook Inc.: Monika Bickert, Head of Policy Management. The Internet Association: Michael Beckerman, President.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Monday, April 28, 2014, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-13, An Act to amend the Criminal Code, the Canada Evidence Act, the Competition Act and the Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Act.

Roy Kempton, Joseph Wamback, Cara Zwibel, Monika Bickert and Michael Beckerman, by videoconference from Washington, D.C., made statements and answered questions.


At 11:44 a.m., by unanimous consent and pursuant to Standing Order 115(5), it was agreed that the Committee continue to sit through the bells.


At 11:55 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:35 p.m., the sitting resumed.


Questioning of the witnesses resumed.


At 1:06 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Jean-François Pagé
Clerk of the Committee

2014/06/06 3:01 p.m.