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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 125
Tuesday, January 29, 2019, 8:50 a.m. to 9:13 a.m.
In Camera
Anthony Housefather, Chair (Liberal)

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

It was agreed, — That, in relation to the study of Bill C-84, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (bestiality and animal fighting): (a) the meetings on Tuesday, February 5, and Thursday, February 7, 2019, be devoted to hearing testimony; (b) the deadline for electronically submitting amendments to the Clerk be Thursday, February 14, 2019, at 5:00 p.m.; and (c) the clause-by-clause study of the Bill take place at the meeting on Thursday, February 21, 2019.

It was agreed, — That a proposed budget in the amount of $20,000, for the study of Bill C-84, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (bestiality and animal fighting), be adopted.

It was agreed, — That the Committee not sit on Tuesday, February 19, 2019.

It was agreed, — That the Committee undertake its study on criminalizing the non-disclosure of HIV by holding four hearings on this subject on Tuesday, February 26, Thursday, February 28, Tuesday, March 19, and Thursday, March 21, 2019; and the parties submit their lists of suggested witnesses to the Clerk electronically by no later than 5:00 p.m., on Thursday, February 14, 2019, provided that a compiled list of these suggestions be distributed electronically to committee members for approval in the days following.

It was agreed, — That a draft letter be prepared on behalf of the Committee to invite the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada to facilitate the referral after second reading of Bill C-417, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (disclosure of information by jurors), provided that the Chair is authorized to review a draft version and that the Committee approve the letter before it is sent out.

At 9:13 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Marc-Olivier Girard
Clerk of the Committee