Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs

First Session Thirty-sixth Parliament, 1997-98-99

Chair: The Honourable LORNA MILNE

Wednesday, February 17, 1999

Issue No. 55

First meeting on: Bill C-51, An Act to amend the Criminal Code, the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and the Corrections and Conditional Release Act

Fourth meeting on: Bill C-57, An Act to amend the Nunavut Act with respect to the Nunavut Court of Justice and to amend other Acts in consequence


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


From the Department of Justice:

Mr. Yvan Roy, Senior General Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section;

Howard Bebbington, Counsel, Criminal Law Police Section;

Andy Watt, Coordinator, Northern Issues;

Moray Welch, Counsel, Judicial Affairs Unit.


The Honourable Lorna Milne, Chair

The Honourable Pierre Claude Nolin, Acting Deputy Chair


The Honourable Senators:

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

* Ex Officio Members

(Quorum 4)

Change in membership of the committee:

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

The name of the Honourable Senator Pearson substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Fraser (February 17, 1999).