Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Legal and Constitutional Affairs

First Session Thirty-sixth Parliament, 1997-98

Chair: The Honourable LORNA MILNE


Wednesday, November 25, 1998

Issue No. 43

First and second meetings on: Bill C-3, An Act respecting DNA identification and to make consequential amendments to the Criminal code and other Acts

INCLUDING: THE FIFTEENTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE (Bill C-25)


WITNESSES:

Afternoon sitting

From the Department of the Solicitor General of Canada:

Ms Yvette Aloisi, Director General, Police and Law Enforcement Directorate;

Mr. Paul DuBrule, Director, Legislative Services.

From the Department of Justice:

Mr. Michael Zigayer, Senior Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section.

Evening sitting

From the Central Forensic Laboratory of the RCMP:

Dr. Ron Fourney, Research Scientist, DNA Methods and Data Bank;

Mr. Barry Gaudette, Chief Scientist.

From the Department of Justice:

Mr. Michael Zigayer, Senior Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Sharon Carstairs, Chair

The Honourable Pierre Claude Nolin, Deputy Chairman

and

The Honourable Senators:

Andreychuk, Beaudoin, Bryden, Buchanan, P.C., Eyton, Fraser, Grafstein, * Graham, P.C. (or Carstairs), Joyal, P.C., * Lynch-Staunton (or Kinsella (acting)), Moore, Pépin

* 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 Buchanan substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Forrestall (November 23, 1998).

The name of the Honourable Senator Pépin substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Rompkey (November 23, 1998).