Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Legal and Constitutional Affairs

First Session Thirty-sixth Parliament, 1997-98

Chairman: The Honourable LORNA MILNE


Wednesday, September 23, 1998

Issue No. 31

First and second meetings on: Bill C-37, An Act to amend the Judges Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts


APPEARING:

The Honourable Anne McLellan, P.C., M.P., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada


WITNESSES:

Afternoon sitting

From the Department of Justice:

Mr. Morris Rosenberg, Deputy Minister and Deputy Attorney General; and

Ms Judith Bellis, Senior Counsel, Director, Judicial Affairs.

As Individuals:

Professor Ed Ratushny, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa.

Professor Jacob Ziegel, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto.

Professor Frederick L. Morton, Department of Political Science, University of Calgary

Evening sitting

Mr. Svend J. Robinson, M.P., (Burnaby--Douglas).

From REAL Women of Canada:

Ms C. Gwendolyn Landolt, National Vice-President; and

Ms Sophie Joannou, Treasurer.


MEMBRES DU COMITÉ

The Honourable Lorna Milne, Chairman

The Honourable Pierre Claude Nolin, Acting Deputy Chairman

and

The Honourable Senators:

Beaudoin, Bolduc, Bryden, Butts, Fraser, Grafstein, * Graham, P.C. (or Carstairs), Joyal, P.C., Lavoie-Roux, Lewis, * Lynch-Staunton (or Kinsella (acting)), Moore

* Ex Officio Members

(Quorum 4)

Changes in membership of the committee:

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

The name of the Honourable Senator Beaudoin substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Doody (June 22, 1998).

The name of the Honourable Senator Kinsella substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Buchanan (June 22, 1998).

The name of the Honourable Senator Watt substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Grafstein (September 15, 1998).

The name of the Honourable Senator Bryden substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Corbin (September 15, 1998).

The name of the Honourable Senator Butts substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Milne (September 21, 1998).

The name of the Honourable Senator Fraser substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Gigantès (September 22, 1998).

The name of the Honourable Senator Grafstein substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Watt (September 23, 1998).