Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Legal and Constitutional Affairs

Issue 33 - Minutes of Proceedings

OTTAWA, Thursday, October 31, 1996


The Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs, met this day in Room 256-S, Centre Block, at 10:32 a.m., the Chair, the Honourable Senator Sharon Carstairs, presiding.

Members of the Committee present: The Honourable Senators Carstairs, Doyle, Gigantès, Jessiman, Lewis, Losier-Cool, Milne, Nolin, & Pearson (9).

In attendance: Marilyn Pilon, Research Officer, Research Branch of the Library of Parliament.

Also in attendance: The official reporters of the Senate.


From the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies:

Ms Kim Pate, Executive Director.

From the John Howard Society:

Mr. Brian Saunders, Executive Director (New Brunswick).

Pursuant to the Order of Reference adopted by the Senate on Tuesday, October 22, 1996, the Committee continued its consideration of Bill C-45, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (judicial review of parole ineligibility) and another Act. (See Issue No. 32, Wednesday, October 30, 1996, for full text of Order of Reference.)

Ms Kim Pane made a statement.

Mr. Brian Saunders made a statement.

The witnesses answered questions.

At 12:02 p.m., the Committee proceeded in camera to consider future business of the Committee with respect to Bill S-3.

The question being put on the motion, it was agreed.

At 12:05 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Heather Lank

Clerk of the Committee

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