Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs

Second Session Thirty-fifth Parliament, 1996-97

Chair: The Honourable SHARON CARSTAIRS


Tuesday, April 22, 1997

Issue No. 61

Second and last 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

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

INCLUDING: THE TWENTY-SEVENTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE (Bill C-55)


WITNESSES:

On Bill C-55

From the Canadian Bar Association:

Ms Tamra Thomson, Director, Legislation and Law Reform;

Professor Allan Manson, member, Committee on Imprisonment and Release, National Criminal Justice Section.

From the Department of Justice:

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

On Bill C-17

From the Criminal Lawyers' Association of Ontario:

Robert Wakefield, Regional Director (Ottawa).

From the Canadian Bar Association:

Ms Tamra Thomson, Director, Legislation and Law Reform;

Mr. Barton Rosborough, Secretary-Treasurer, National Criminal Justice Section.

From the Department of Justice:

Mr. Fred Bobiasz, Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section, Policy Sector.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Sharon Carstairs, Chair

The Honourable Pierre Claude Nolin, Deputy Chairman

and

The Honourable Senators:

Beaudoin, Doyle, *Fairbairn, P.C. (or Graham), Ghitter, Gigantès, Jessiman, Lewis, *Lynch-Staunton (or Kinsella), Maheu, Milne, Moore, 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 Landry substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Moore (April 22, 1997).

The name of the Honourable Senator Lewis substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Kenny (April 22, 1997).

The name of the Honourable Senator Maheu substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Corbin (April 22, 1997).

The name of the Honourable Senator Moore substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Landry (April 22, 1997).


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