Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs

Second Session Thirty-fifth Parliament, 1996-97

Chair: The Honourable SHARON CARSTAIRS


Monday, April 21, 1997

Issue No. 60

First meeting on: Examination of Bill C-17, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and certain other Acts

First meeting on: Examination of Bill C-55, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (high risk offenders) the Corrections and Conditional Release Act, the Criminal Records Act, the Prisons and Reformatories Act and the Department of the Solicitor General Act


WITNESSES:

Morning session

On Bill C-17:

From the Department of Justice:

Fred Bobiasz, Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section, Policy Sector;

Catherine Kane, Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section, Policy Sector.

Afternoon session

On Bill C-55:

From the Department of Justice:

David Whellams, Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section, Policy Sector.

From the Solicitor General of Canada:

Jennifer Trottier, Senior Policy Analyst, Corrections Policy.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Sharon Carstairs, Chair

The Honourable Pierre Claude Nolin, Deputy Chairman

and

The Honourable Senators:

Beaudoin, Corbin, Doyle, *Fairbairn, P.C. (or Graham), Ghitter, Gigantès, Jessiman, Kenny, Losier-Cool, *Lynch-Staunton (or Kinsella), Moore, Milne, Pearson

* Ex Officio Members

(Quorum 4)

Changes to the membership of the committee:

Pursuant to rule 85(4), membership of the committee was amended as follows:

The name of the Honourable Senator Losier-Cool was substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Kenny (April 21, 1997).

The name of the Honourable Senator Corbin was substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Losier-Cool (April 21, 1997).

The name of the Honourable Senator Kenny was substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Lewis (April 21, 1997).


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